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How The Farm Bill 2018 Shapes Up

In many ways, the 2018 Farm Bill is comparable to the 2014 Farm Bill. Our newest Farm Bill provides critical backing to America’s agriculture sector for a wide range of services, safety nets, entitlements, research, development, data gathering, and management among others that stretch out to just about every corner of the economy. This benefits [...]

By | February 18th, 2019|Livestock, Trending Topics|0 Comments

VFD and NGPs – Understanding What It All Means

VFD - In The Know As a dealer you can still sell antibiotics, but only if your customers present a VFD or prescription. If you choose to sell products included in the GFI #213 list you will be subject to additional compliance obligations set forth by the CVM including, but not limited to, the following: [...]

Product Spotlight: DuraZyme Lamb & Kid Paste

Use DuraZyme Lamb & Kid Paste to minimize intestinal disorders, and enhance digestion. Product size: 30-gram tube Approved for use: Lambs or kids Benefits: A source of live (viable) direct fed microorganisms used to minimize intestinal disorders, and enhance the digestion of food. Gives lambs and kids an immediate energy boost at birth. Protects lambs and kids [...]

By | January 20th, 2019|Goats, Hobby Farm, Livestock, Product Spotlight, Sheep|0 Comments

FDA “Injecting” New Restrictions On Antibiotic Sales

At the United Nations General Assembly in September, Secretary Alex Azar, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), unveiled plans for a worldwide offensive against antimicrobial resistance. The initiative known as “The AMR Challenge” is a far-reaching effort to slow antibiotic resistance. It will enlist forces from both the human and veterinary medical and [...]

Product Spotlight: Formula 911®

Formula 911® provides hydration & energy to young animals by providing them with a blend of electrolytes, probiotics, nutrients & sugars.  Product size: Single use 100 gm packet - no waste or mess Approved for use: Young calves, foals, lambs, kids, baby pigs, fawns, llamas and alpacas crias. Benefits: Mixes with milk, milk replacer, or water – for [...]

By | January 14th, 2019|Equine, First Aid, Goats, Hobby Farm, Livestock, Product Spotlight|0 Comments

Winter Horse Care Survival

Horses can survive, even thrive in frigid conditions – which seems contrary to conventional ‘anatomical’ wisdom since only a scant supply of blood flows to a horse’s limbs in the best of weather.  So it would seem horses would not be able to perfuse enough blood to warm their legs in extremely low temperatures.  “Yet [...]

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

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

Product Spotlight: Healthy Calf

New Look & Now Includes Durazyme Powder!  Do you want an easy-to-use, all natural, non-medicated product designed to promote digestive health and supplement new calves These four (4) paste formulations provide an alternative therapy to help calves get off to a healthy start! If you are looking for a product that can be mixed with water or milk replacer, Durazyme [...]

By | November 25th, 2018|Livestock, Product Spotlight|0 Comments

Drought Challenges for Livestock Producers

This year’s drought conditions across a lot of the US is forcing livestock producers to re-evaluate how they manage their herds and how they feed. Nutrient deficient forages will cause a number of issues within the cowherd if not managed properly.  An adequate supply of both energy and protein is essential for the overall health [...]

By | September 29th, 2018|Livestock, Trending Topics|0 Comments

Internal Parasites Threaten Herd Performance and Profits

Internal parasites can wreak havoc on your herd. That’s why an effective deworming program is an essential cornerstone of your herd health plan. Strategic deworming starts with understanding the life cycle of these pesky parasites and the effects they can have on cattle. How cattle get parasites It's important to understand that a parasite lives [...]

By | August 10th, 2018|Durvet Vendors, Guest Bloggers, Livestock|0 Comments