Tag Archives: Veterinarian

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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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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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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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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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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Issue of the Week (June 17-22): Retained Placentas & Impact on Lactation

Retained Placentas & Impact on Lactation What’s the issue? Failure to expel afterbirth 48 hours after calving can have a long term effect on how well cows do in their lactation. What’s the impact? Common issues that can occur from … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (May 20-25): Importance of a Good Vaccination Program

Importance of a Good Vaccination Program What’s the issue? Some producers are not using a thorough vaccination program or following labeled directions regarding proper administration of vaccine products. This has the potential to cause issues in your herd in adult cows … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (February 3-9): Mismanagement of Drug Use and Inventory

Mismanagement of Drug Use and Inventory What’s the issue? Not managing your drug use and inventory can cause increase risks for an operation and also increase in spending on unnecessary drugs. What’s the impact? Increases operation’s risk of drug residues … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Nov. 19-23): Low Corn Production

Low Corn Production, Increase Risk of Health Issues What’s the issue? With this past summer’s drought, feed production (especially corn) is down for many producers and costs are high. This has been causing many issues making sure cattle are being … Continue reading

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