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  • Mosquito Control Tips for Horse Owners Open link in new window
    Horses can be affected by mosquitos just like humans, so it is a good idea to have a plan on your farm to control mosquitos. 
  • Barking Dogs Open link in new window
    Your dog is barking what feels like day and night, but why? Dogs bark to alert everyone around them of something new or worrisome. Although you may not see the squirrel or another dog, there could be something that you cannot smell, see, or hear that they can. 
  • Handling Downer Cows Open link in new window
    When veterinarians receive a call to treat a downer cow they may cringe, because the success rate in treating many of these cows is very low. Dr. Shaw Perrin with Ohio State shared some advice on on handling these cases.  She says the situation should be treated as an emergency and that it requires at least three people to safely move a down cow. Use caution not to cause further injury when moving these cows.     
  • Vaccine Allergic Reactions in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Immunization represents stimulation of the immune system, an inherently inflammatory process. Vaccination reactions severe enough to produce shock are extremely rare and are a function of an individual pet's immune response.
  • Keys to Quality Colostrum for Calves Open link in new window
    Colostrum is the number one, most important factor in keeping calves alive.  Since calves are born with no immunity, most will not survive without quality colostrum. Most cattlemen are not as aggressive as they need to be in making sure calves receive quality colostrum. Three keys to having quality colostrum for beef calves include maternal nutrition, maternal vaccination, and environment.
  • Chylothorax is more Common in Cats than Dogs Open link in new window
    When the fluid filling the chest is lymph, the problem is called chylothorax. The fluid is milky when it is drained from the chest, and its whiteness comes being from fat. Chylothorax represents a specific problem and requires specific therapy.
  • Rat Poison (Bromethalin-Based) in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    The traditional anticoagulant rodenticides had an antidote in case of accidental poisoning, but there is no antidote to bromethalin, and bromethalin products are tasty to dogs and cats.
  • Cataracts in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Cataracts are an important cause of blindness in the dog. Through special surgery, it may be possible to restore vision. Would you recognize a cataract if you saw one in your cat or dog?
  • Desensitization and Counterconditioning to Nail Trimmers for Cats Open link in new window
    Overall, you want your cat to feel as comfortable, safe, and relaxed as possible when getting their nails trimmed. Work with your veterinarian and staff to make nail trims at home and at the clinic the most positive experience possible for your cat.
  • Fear-related Aggression in Cats Open link in new window
    Just like us, cats feel fear and their behavior changes in response to it. What makes one cat fearful or anxious may not make another one feel that way. We observe a cat’s body language to understand how they are feeling.

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