Category Archives: Animal Health Solutions

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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Intranasal Vaccination: Protect your Calves

Intranasal (IN) vaccination of calves for respiratory disease has several advantages. IN vaccines stimulate a stronger local immune response because the modified live microorganisms are delivered directly to the mucosa lining the inner surface of the nose. This mimics a … Continue reading

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Why are Selenium Supplements Important?

Selenium is a trace mineral that is a necessary component for multiple antioxidants and normal immune function. Without selenium, antioxidants function poorly, thus leading to cellular damage throughout the body. Rapidly-growing cells, such as muscle and immune system cells, are … Continue reading

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Dairy Sanitation: What’s your Options?

What’s the Issue? Finding a quality dairy sanitation line for all farm applications. Finding the appropriate teat dip for farm specific use What’s the Impact? When more dairy sanitation product is used than necessary, many products become less cost-effective. Not … Continue reading

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