Author Archives: Colleen Dowe

Get a Head Start on Winter Pest Control

Written by Dr. Armon Hetzel, Professional Services Veterinarian at ANIMART Pest control comes in many forms. Although fly season is over; birds, rats and mice can be just as costly to dairy farmers. These rodent’s corresponding disease transmission can lead to … Continue reading

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Addressing Colostrum Quality or Quantity Issues

Written by Dr. Vicky Lauer, Professional Services Veterinarian at ANIMART If you’ve stayed up to date with calf-raising practices, it will be no surprise to hear an average-sized newborn Holstein calf should receive one gallon of high-quality maternal colostrum as … Continue reading

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Deworming for a Healthy Herd

Written by Dr. Vicky Lauer, Professional Services Veterinarian at ANIMART Frequent rains this spring and summer have led to lush, fertile pastures. Grass isn’t the only thing that has flourished with the timely rains though. Parasites reproduce more rapidly in … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget about Your Cow’s Feet During Summer’s Heat

Written by Dr. Larry Judge, Professional Services Veterinarian at ANIMART A good hoof maintenance schedule is one of the most important contributors to a successful dairy operation. Foot health has a direct impact on milk production, and ignoring lameness in … Continue reading

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The Importance of Clean Colostrum

Written by Dr. Vicky Lauer, Professional Services Veterinarian at ANIMART Humans are at a considerable advantage when they enter the world. Babies receive antibodies through the placenta before birth, which neutralize harmful bacteria and viruses and provide immediate protection. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Get a Head Start on Pest Control

Written by Dr. Armon Hetzel, Professional Services Veterinarian at ANIMART Pests can be costly to dairy farmers due to disease transmission and irritation. Whether pests feed upon the animals or are simply a nuisance, pests can reduce milk production and … Continue reading

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