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  • Calf Diseases that Can Affect Humans Open link in new window
    Although dairy farmers have a unique affection for the animals they raise, kissing calves is not a good idea
  • Anal Sac Tumors in Dogs Open link in new window
    Anal sac tumors are uncommon but serious and left untreated are generally fatal.
  • Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs Open link in new window
    Chocolate may be America's favorite flavor. We like chocolate candy, ice cream, chocolate drinks, chocolate cakes, just about anything with that flavor. We may want to share our favorite treat with an eager pet but it is best to think twice and reach for the dog biscuits instead.
  • The Link: the Connection between Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence Open link in new window
    The Link is the name given to the connection between animal abuse and violence against humans
  • Loose Leash Walking Your Dog Open link in new window
    If you decide that basic loose leash walking is more your speed than heeling, that is okay. Dogs that respond to their owner’s simple request on a walk are just as well behaved. The less often you go for walks, the more novel and exciting it will be when they get the opportunity to explore. Try to understand their excitement. Be sure to make the walk equally as enjoyable for them as it is for you. Be kind and fair in your training methods, and always make time for a few good smells.
  • Heat Stress Can Lead to Summer Pneumonia in Calves Open link in new window
    Summer heat and humidity can lead to pneumonia in calves
  • Preparing for Fall Calving Season Open link in new window
    You need experience using a mechanical calf puller as pulling incorrectly can damage the calf and the cow
  • Microchipping Could Save your Pet's Life Open link in new window
    A microchip can reunite you with a lost pet, serve as proof of ownership in a dispute, or even mean the difference between euthanasia and medical care in an emergency. A chip can be implanted in a matter of seconds while you wait.
  • Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE) in Dogs Open link in new window
    Imagine your dog is happily playing in the yard, jumps up to catch a ball, lands badly, and comes up not just lame but weak or even paralyzed in a back leg. The toes knuckle under, perhaps. Maybe his back tilts downward, his rear legs too weak to rise all the way up. You check him over, trying to find where it hurts and it simply does not seem to hurt at all.
  • False Pregnancy in Dogs Open link in new window
    We get a lot of questions about female dogs having their menstrual periods. In fact, the menstrual cycle is a primate phenomenon; dogs have an estrus cycle that includes a period of false pregnancy. This false pregnancy can last for weeks with the dog producing milk and sometimes mothering a soft toy.

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