Livestock News

Spring Cattle Vaccinations

May 17, 2021

Spring is a good time to gather cows and calves for vaccinations and de-worming. But often producers ask the age-old question – what do I vaccinate against?   

Got Questions about Laminitis?

May 10, 2021

Do you have questions about laminitis and the effects it can have on livestock? Here are answers to the 6 more commonly asked questions about laminitis.  

Mineral Nutrition for Small Ruminants

May 03, 2021

Throughout history sheep and goats have often been viewed as secondary animals able to survive on lower quality forages left behind by cattle or other livestock species. While it is true that small ruminants are capable of utilizing less-desirable forages, it does not mean their nutritional needs can be ignored if animal performance is a consideration.

Working Dogs Need Proper Nutrition for Optimal Performance

Apr 26, 2021

Training, exercise, and correct nutrition are essential to ensure your working dog’s optimal performance. Food is fuel, and working dogs will run far better and avoid fatigue on a premium, highly digestible diet designed to keep the muscles working and the blood flowing.

Importance of proper rabbit nutrition

Apr 19, 2021

The basis for the best ration for rabbits consist of high-quality pellets, fresh, clean water, and possibly limited fresh vegetables.  

Dog Vaccination Schedule for Puppy’s First Year

Apr 12, 2021

Your new puppy needs a series of vaccinations in the first year of life to protect him from many dangerous diseases as his puppy immune system develops. Different veterinarians recommend slightly different vaccination schedules and vaccines according to the specific dog’s risk factors.  

Fly-Control Minerals for Cattle

Apr 05, 2021

With spring here, it’s time to begin planning for the coming fly season. Fly season typically runs from the last frost in the spring to just after the first frost in the fall, when warmer weather allows these pests to thrive. These external parasites can be quite costly in terms of lost production, treatment costs, and disease transmission, taking a significant toll on animals’ comfort and the operation’s bottom line.  

Washing Eggs

Mar 29, 2021

There are many safe ways to prepare eggs for eating. With a little common sense and knowledge of egg anatomy, you can rest assured that your backyard eggs are safe and healthy to consume. The FDA lays out guidelines.   

Misconceptions about rain rot in horses

Mar 22, 2021

You might be surprised to learn that rain rot is not a skin condition that occurs only due to neglect or poor care of the horse. Even the most diligent horse owner who provides the best care can have a horse experience rain rot.  

What Goes Around, Comes Around

Mar 16, 2021

A carefully planned insecticide rotation program can help guard against horn fly resistance. Last year alone, horn flies cost the U.S. beef and dairy industry an estimated $1 billion in lost profits. If that wasn’t bad enough, studies show that mini horn fly populations have developed a resistance to commonly used organophosphate and pyrethroid insecticides.

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