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Tail Docking in Dairy Cattle: The End is Near

What’s the Issue? Tail docking practices ending globally The National Milk Producers Federation has set January 1, 2017, as the date for producers to end participation of tail docking Please be aware some co-ops may end tail docking even sooner … Continue reading

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ANIMART Holiday Schedule

It’s Holiday season again and with that comes snow, delay’s and closings! So our employees can spend time with their families, all ANIMART offices will be closed the following days: Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26th – Closed All Day … Continue reading

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June Dairy Month: Thank You Farmers!

Did you know June Dairy Month was established in 1937 as a way to celebrate the dairy industry and promote drinking milk? Today, companies all over the United States celebrate June Dairy Month and ANIMART is one of them. The … Continue reading

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Preventing Flies with Larvicides

What’s the Issue? Flies that reach adulthood only make-up a small percentage of the entire fly population Waiting to control flies until after they become an issue increases costs and lowers effectiveness of treatment Most fly control solutions only target … Continue reading

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Importance of Vaccinations and Vaccination Protocols

Herd health management is vital to profitability and production to each operation. Many animal health problems can be controlled with good management, proper nutrition and vaccinations against diseases. Vaccination protocols are a necessity for each operation. The investment in prevention … Continue reading

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Fluids for IV Use

In the age of residue avoidance, it is extremely important to monitor everything that goes into your calves and cows. Reading the labels on products should become standard procedure, even if you have been using the product for years and … Continue reading

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Professional Services Veterinarians: Issue of the Week (Jan. 21-Jan. 25)

Breeding Programs & Pregnancy Checks What’s the issue? There are many different options to use for breeding your cows/heifers and also different methods to confirm pregnancy. This issue is how to know which one is best for your operation. What’s … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Dec. 31 – Jan. 4): Importance of Vaccinating Feedlot Steers

What’s the Issue? Many feedlot producers are unaware of the importance of vaccinating their herd to protect them from life threatening diseases. What’s the Impact? Most feedlot steers do not receive adequate colostrum as newborns and therefore are prone to … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Dec. 24-28): Keeping Calves Warm

What’s the Issue? Cold calves require more energy to stay warm and they are more susceptible to calf diseases like pneumonia and scours. What’s the Impact? Calves with pneumonia, scours and other diseases do not seem to thrive and grow … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Dec. 10-14): Pneumonia in Cows

What’s the Issue? Pneumonia in adult cows has been on the rise over the past few months. What’s the Impact? Pneumonia in adult cows can cause a loss in milk production due to the cow not feeling well and going … Continue reading

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