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Understanding Clostridia: A sneaky bacteria

Vaccination vital to prevent blackleg and other clostridial diseases in livestock Several life-threatening livestock diseases are caused by bacteria called clostridia. These diseases are extremely aggressive and nearly always fatal. As a responsible animal owner, there are many ways to provide the best care for your stock when it comes to clostridial diseases – among them, vaccination is [...]

10 Ways to Stay Healthy at Work This Holiday Season

Photo by: Derek Simpson Just because you’re at work does not mean you can’t take care of yourself – in fact, you need to be more focused on ways to be healthy. You are spending quite a bit of time there, why not try to make it most of it – here are 10 ways [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|General Information|0 Comments

The Benefits of Reduced or Low-Stress Livestock Handling

Handling livestock, whether to provide routine care or for treatment of sickness, is a common and often unavoidable part of livestock production. However, there are instances where handling can be avoided, and it is important to be aware of the performance effects that livestock handling may have. Why low stress and non-handling matters There’s plenty [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Guest Bloggers, Livestock|0 Comments

Product Spotlight: Healthy Flock Single Dose Packs

Products: Single Dose Packs - DuraStat, Layer Boost, Probiotics Daily, Vitamins & Electrolytes Product Size: Single Serve Packet Ideal for Chicken Owners and Chick Owners Benefits of Product: DuraStat with Oregano - A source of oregano, cinnamon and essential oils. An all-natural alternative to stimulate water intake & enhance immunity. Layer Boost - Contains a source [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Product Spotlight|0 Comments

Modern Bovine Products: All-Natural Ingredients That Match or Outperform Antibiotics

The Durvet staff, along with several of our vendor partners, have been planning for the changes in VFD and antibiotic laws…and the decline and departure of use of antibiotics…since the upcoming changes were first announced several years ago. Working with our vendor partners we’ve sourced modern technologies to utilize all-natural ingredients that match or outperform [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Livestock, Trending Topics|0 Comments

Product Spotlight: Down 2 Earth – Diatomaceous Earth

Product Size: 2lb Shaker Jar Ideal for animal owners and gardeners Benefits: Food Grade with no added chemicals The high absorption capacity of Down2Earth™ DE makes it an ideal blending agent for use in animal feed to eliminate clumping, especially with bulk storage and transfer applications. It’s an inert carrier and an effective anti-caking additive [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Product Spotlight|0 Comments

10 Things You Need to Know About Chickens

There are some things you can’t learn in a book or research online. Sometimes you just have to learn by doing. Having your own flock means getting your hands dirty, learning the ins and outs, and understanding what to do and what NOT to do. We thought after reading books and asking friends we had [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Chickens, Hobby Farm|0 Comments

Product Spotlight: SoreEze Liniment

Product Size: 16 oz bottle Ideal for equine owners Benefits: Can be used on the back, neck, legs, hock, knees and hoof to help reduce soft tissue discomfort. Ingredients are simple, the effectiveness is not. Contains only all-natural, gentle ingredients making it safe for the most sensitive skinned horses. The liquid constancy is ideal for [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Product Spotlight|0 Comments

My Durvet 24/7 and Durvet’s Online Facelift: Phase 1 of 3

“Durvet gets a facelift” has been the recent motto around the Blue Springs offices as we’re making exciting new online changes. The first phase, launched in August, is our brand new and shiny My Durvet 24/7 website. Durvet’s 24/7 platform was created 13 years ago as a tool to help better serve our members, providing [...]

Don’t Shop. Adopt! Understand the Importance of Pet Adoption

Did you know that approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year? Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Only 10% of those animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered.  As a result, it causes overpopulation and an excess of animals killed annually. There’s a [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|General Information, Pet|0 Comments