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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: [...]

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 [...]

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

Will Full Spectrum Hemp Oil be a Big Opportunity for Dealers?

Retail sales of hemp products for humans in the U.S. were nearly $700 million in 2016, and have grown at 10 to 20 percent annually since 2011. “So it is no secret why key supporters in Congress have pushed the legalization of U.S. hemp production,” says Clara Fenger, DVM, principal of Equine Internal Medicine Consulting, [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|General Information, Pet, 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

Taco’s Test Kitchen – Pumpkin Pup Treats

Fall has arrived in the Midwest and with it, pumpkins!  Pumpkin decorations, pumpkin pie, pumpkin donuts and the perennial favorite - #PSL! Nothing makes a fall day cozier than the smell of fresh-baked pumpkin pie wafting from the kitchen. But as a busy mom of 2 girls and 2 fur-boys, my schedule – not to mention [...]

By | October 9th, 2018|Pet, Trending Topics|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

More Than Just a Service Dog

Have you ever seen a cute dog wearing a vest out in public and wanted to run over to pet it? As a natural dog lover, who barked before she talked, this is always an internal struggle for me. While they are cute - often fluffy - dogs who sport vests, these are a special [...]

By | September 23rd, 2018|Durvet Culture, Pet, Trending Topics|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