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Winter Dysentery in Dairy Cattle

Winter has set in and dairy farmers must be prepared to deal with winter dysentery.  It is a highly contagious GI disorder commonly affecting herds in tight quarters and is mostly seen during the colder months. Recent research shows that winter dysentery is often caused by a specific strain of Coronavirus that seems to attack the [...]

By | November 27th, 2018|First Aid, Livestock, Trending Topics|0 Comments

Who You Gonna Call?

Kids from my generation and beyond are standing up and loudly proclaiming, “GHOSTBUSTERS!”  Unfortunately, Egon, Peter, and Ray aren’t going to run into your building with their Proton Packs saving the day when disaster strikes. Being prepared is the Boy Scout motto.  And should be an adage business owners and principals follow, as well. Do [...]

By | October 28th, 2018|Durvet Culture, First Aid, General Information|0 Comments

Pet Insurance – Finding out the Hard Way

Recently I wrote about Storm, the newest addition to our home, and the joy this little puppy provided our family.  Anything Storm chewed up, carried off or got into was forgiven because he did not know better and/or we needed to better train him.  I’m sure you are aware, puppies will chew on anything, eat [...]

By | September 16th, 2018|Durvet Culture, First Aid, Pet|0 Comments

Show Time! Tips to Keep Livestock Cool

It’s fair season at your local county and state fairs and dang, it’s hot! Rolling into August and September reminds us of fair season. Kids in 4-H and FFA are busy getting their animals prepped for the season. In many parts of the country, they have experienced hotter than usual temperatures this summer. To keep [...]

By | August 8th, 2018|First Aid, Hobby Farm, Livestock, Trending Topics|0 Comments

Understanding Wound Management

From small skin tears to large open-flesh wounds, wound management is essential to the healing process. Keeping the wound clean is the number one thing that promotes healing. If the wound isn’t kept clean, it has the chance to become infected. As always, please contact your veterinarian before trying to treat an open wound on [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|First Aid|0 Comments

Equine First Aid Medical Bag Checklist

My mother always told me, “Horses are accidents waiting to happen.” I find that this is especially true on a weekend…away from home…with no veterinarian around. Between my 30 years and my mother’s 50 years of horse ownership, we’ve put together a very comprehensive medical bag. My bag stays in my horse trailer at all [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|First Aid, General Information|0 Comments

The More You Know: My Cat Grim Had a Skin Allergy

Keeping your pets healthy and happy is usually pretty easy… as long as you take all the proper precautions of course. Unfortunately, there are unknowns, mystery illnesses, and annoyances that may suddenly plague your pet. Paying attention to what’s going on with your pet’s health, and taking the right actions to make sure your pet’s condition [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|First Aid, Pet|0 Comments

The Zika Virus: The More You Know, The Better

Our country as a whole isn’t ready for the Zika virus, but it’s coming whether we’re ready for it or not.  So we need to prepare ourselves and have prevention methods on standby at all times. The World Health Organization describes mosquitoes as the greatest menace known to mankind. Microsoft founder Bill Gates calls them the [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|First Aid, Trending Topics|0 Comments