It’s that time of year again when people will load up and head to the fair or their favorite trail. Safety should always come first when it comes to our favorite equine companions. What are some things that come to mind before heading out on the open road? Tires, brakes, lights, fluid levels, equipment checks, [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Many horse owners hold their equine health strategies close to the vest, but they’re not inclined to gamble with the well-being of their animals.
As summer begins to give way to fall over much of the nation, the warm summer air is beginning to cool. Leaves are starting to change, and it is rapidly becoming time to think about moving horses off pasture and into the barn for the winter. For some horses, changes in husbandry and housing can [...]
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 [...]
Gardening in the Midwest always presents a challenge. Unpredictable is the best way to describe our rainfall and temperature patterns, with records highs and lows often being the norm. Factor in some common pests like ants and squirrels and you’ve got your hands full. Over the years, these challenges have been easily overcome by Bobby [...]
Rodent populations remain at all-time highs! Protect your home, farm, and animals from unwanted pests with a well-managed rodent control program. Controlling rats and mice is a constant battle that has been fought for centuries. In recent years, however, milder weather patterns have created ideal conditions for rodent reproduction and increased populations. This creates numerous [...]