Fertility is a critical component in a cattle production operation, and knowing your bull's potential is an important factor in overall herd performance as well as the longevity of the bull's usefulness in the herd. The best way to obtain this valuable information is through a breeding soundness exam (BSE).
Winter is beautiful, but this season is not without its dangers—and we're not just talking about epic ice storms and below-freezing temperatures. Antifreeze, a substance used often to protect vehicles and plumbing systems during cold weather, poses a deadly risk to your pets.
February is National Pet Dental Health Month, a good reminder of just how important regular dental care is to the well being of our furry friends. Dental disease is among the most common problems we see with our pet clients. And because it often has few noticeable signs, the only way to find and treat issues is with regular exams.
Leptospirosis (lepto) is a zoonotic bacterial disease that can affect both domestic and wild animals, as well as people. Cattle, pigs and dogs are the main domestic animal carriers of the disease. Lepto can be transmitted directly from animal to animal, or indirectly through the environment. The most common means of transmission in cattle is through contact with infected urine.
Walk into the home of a cat who runs amok and you'll often see the aftermath of catastrophic claws. Shredded furniture, tattered drapes and torn carpet are testaments to a feline who has not been given proper guidance on where he can scratch and what is off limits. Sadly, this lack of training can result in perfectly good and normal cats being relinquished to shelters or even euthanized.