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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

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

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 [...]

Modern Bovine Products: All-Natural Ingredients That Match or Outperform Antibiotics

The Durvet staff, along with several of our vendor partners, have been planning for the changes in VFD and antibiotic laws…and the decline and departure of use of antibiotics…since the upcoming changes were first announced several years ago. Working with our vendor partners we’ve sourced modern technologies to utilize all-natural ingredients that match or outperform [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Livestock, Trending Topics|0 Comments

My Durvet 24/7 and Durvet’s Online Facelift: Phase 1 of 3

“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 [...]

Dog Owners: Don’t Forget the Lepto!

One of the most overlooked and preventable diseases in dogs is infection with Leptospirosis. Lepto is widespread in the environment and all dogs are at risk for this disease.  Even indoor dogs who have little outside exposure will end up going outside eventually. Leptospirosis is a waterborne disease. Dogs are susceptible to infection by drinking [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|General Information, Pet, Trending Topics|0 Comments

Major Durvet Warehouse Upgrades Are Underway!

Sometimes a large project is kind of like a race.  The end date or completion date is your goal line.  The project kick-off meeting is like the sound of the start pistol going off.  And the excitement of the race kicks your adrenaline into gear. You want to plan it all and do it all [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|General Information, Trending Topics|0 Comments