All animals have a surrounding temperature that is the most comfortable for them to live in; for adult cattle their thermoneutral zone ranges from 45-55°F. When an animal is above their thermoneutral zone, stored body energy must be released to try and dissipate heat. The hotter the animal gets, the
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November 30, 2020

Pancreatitis in Dogs

The pancreas is a gland in the abdomen located along the stomach and intestine. It performs both endocrine (production of insulin) and exocrine (secretion of digestive enzymes and bicarbonate) functions, which helps to regulate blood sugar and aids in the breakdown of foodstuffs. In a normally functioning pancreas, these enzymes
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Photos courtesy of The Horse Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) is a viral disease that primarily affects horses and cattle but can also affect swine, sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas. Excessive salivation is often the first noticeable symptom, followed by blister-like lesions around the nose, lips, tongue, gums, teats, sheath, or
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Are you ready for calving season
Have your calving toolbox ready BEFORE calves start hitting the ground. Here are a few things we like to keep in our calving box: Colostrum (Replacer and Supplement) – probably the single most important component to have on hand! If the calf does not get enough colostrum then their immune
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February 18, 2020

Laminitis in Horses

As spring quickly approaches, we start to see the first signs of green grass growing through the old dead grass of last year. While it’s easy to see the benefits of turning your horses out onto green grass, you need to be cautious about how and when you turn them
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