Category Archives: Animal Health Solutions

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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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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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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Potassium Deficiency

What’s the issue? Potassium is a confusing mineral in regard to dairy cow requirements: during the dry period, dietary potassium needs to be restricted in order to reduce hypocalcemia risk post-calving, but during early lactation cows need to consume fairly … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Complications of Foot Rot

What is foot rot? Foot rot, hoof rot or “foul-in-the-foot” are commonly used terms for an infection that affects the skin between the claws in adult cattle Injury of the interdigital skin allows entry of the bacterium Fusobacterium necrophorum, which … Continue reading

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