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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 [...]

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

Understanding Copper Deficiencies

Trace element availability is influenced by season, geographic location, soil type and type of forage. Generally, fewer trace elements are present in fast-growing forages, and trace elements can be tied up more often when higher levels of soil are taken in, while grazing or from when forages are made. Signs of copper deficiency can be [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Guest Bloggers, Livestock|0 Comments

They’re A Natural: EQyss Provides Botanical Grooming Solutions for Over 25 Years

It’s that time of year. Summer. Heat, dust, and flying insects are a big part of most of our days as equestrians, and we’re constantly reaching for fly spray to ward them off or for the shampoo bucket, not only to get that show ring shine, but also to cool our horses. But do you [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Durvet Vendors, Guest Bloggers|0 Comments

Guest Post: Supporting Horses through the Season of Change

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 [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|General Information, Guest Bloggers|0 Comments

Guest Post: Protect Your Home, Farm and Animals from Unwanted Pests

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 [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|General Information, Guest Bloggers|0 Comments

“Chill Out!” – Summertime Safety for Backyard Poultry

For most of us, summertime is for vacations, sandy beaches, celebrations, and beautiful weather. For the poultry enthusiast, we always have that lingering worry in the back of our mind about our chickens’ ability to endure the rising temperatures. Chickens are no different than the rest of us in having their own ways of regulating [...]

Guest Blog Post: Will We Have ENOUGH to Feed the World in 2050?

Author: Becky Fouard, Elanco Corporate Communications Real conversation: Student, in a concerned voice: “What is that? Are you going to eat it?” Teacher: “Calm down, it is just cauliflower. Student: “What is that? Teacher: “Wait, have you never seen cauliflower before? It’s a vegetable; please tell me you are joking.”   Three years ago my [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|General Information, Guest Bloggers|0 Comments