Tag Archives: Beyond Products

Get a Head Start on Pest Control

Written by Dr. Armon Hetzel 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 decrease weight gains. Prevent birds … 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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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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Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)?

What is the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)? The FDA recently released updated guidelines that will go into effect in spring 2017. The FDA asked all drug companies to voluntarily remove the growth promotion labels from their antibiotic products. All of … Continue reading

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Clostridium Perfringenes Type A

What’s the Issue? Clostridium perfringenes type A overgrowth in the abomasum and/or small intestine. Mycotoxicosis (feed sources) in mature cows and inconsistent feeding practices for calves are believed to play a role. What’s the Impact? Results in clinical diseases such … Continue reading

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Over-Crowding of Milking Cows

Over-crowding of Milking Cows What’s the Issue? Over-crowding of milking cows is common on dairy farms, especially during times of good milk prices Youngstock (replacement animal) facilities often are over-crowded because cow numbers have increased (new milking cow barn built) … Continue reading

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Consumer Perception

Issue of the Week (Sept. 4-13): Consumer Perception What’s the issue? The perception of consumers’ on the treatment of food producing animals What’s the impact? Public perceptions of common practices on dairy farms (eg., dehorning, tail docking, castration, etc.) are being … Continue reading

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Is a larvicide right for your operation?

Have you ever wondered if a larvicide fed to your animals would be right for your operation? Let us explain what it is, how it works and what feed additive larvicide product is carried at ANIMART. What is a larvicide? … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (June 3-8): Dry Cow Treatments & Bulk Culture Results

Dry Cow Treatments & Bulk Culture Results  What’s the issue? Many producers do not utilize their bulk tank culture results to their fullest potential when selecting a dry cow treatment. Not all dry cow treatments treat the same bacteria, so … Continue reading

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