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  • Vaccines for Pinkeye in Cattle Open link in new window
    9/6/2022
    A serious condition, pinkeye in cattle causes inflammation and sometimes results in temporary or permanent blindness. There are two types of vaccines available.
  • Abscesses/Fibrescesses in Reptiles Open link in new window
    9/3/2022
    Abscesses are usually seen on the skin or can be felt just under it but they can develop anywhere in the body.
  • Polyuria/Polydipsia in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    9/1/2022
    With polyuria (PU) the body makes more urine than normal, which in turn causes a condition called polydipsia (PD), which means your dog or cat is extra thirsty because they are trying to stay hydrated. What are the reasons for these conditions? 
  • Vaccinations for Your Horse Open link in new window
    8/30/2022
    All adult horses are recommended to have the core vaccines every year. Core vaccines are encephalitis and West Nile virus, rabies, and tetanus. By vaccinating, you are helping to protect your horse from diseases, some of which are deadly. 
  • Monkeypox Virus Information Open link in new window
    8/24/2022
    You’ve almost certainly heard of the monkeypox virus by now and have questions about your own health and that of your pets. While we’re still learning more about this virus, here are some answers on how to keep your pets and your family healthy.
  • New Information About Horse Deworming Open link in new window
    8/19/2022
    If you are still deworming your horse every one to two months as we did 40 years ago, you are likely allowing resistant parasites to develop. A study proved that horses did not need to be dewormed every 2-3 months and deworming less actually increased resistance and was more effective.  
  • How to Teach Your Dog to Come to You Open link in new window
    8/17/2022
    Recall training should create memories of fun, fast returns to you. Start teaching your puppy this life-saving skill when you bring them home. 
  • Chagas Disease in Dogs Open link in new window
    8/16/2022
    Chagas disease is an infectious disease caused by a microscopic parasite spread by an insect called the kissing bug. Once the parasite infects an animal, if it is not treated promptly, it can reproduce and live in the body for the rest of the animal's life. 
  • Hospice and Palliative Care for Pets Open link in new window
    8/12/2022
    The goal of hospice care is to improve comfort at the end of your pet's life. There are steps you can take to make your pet comfortable and peaceful to help them enjoy life as much as possible until their time comes. 
  • Breeding Dairy Cattle Based on Heat Stress Tolerance Open link in new window
    8/12/2022
    Changing climate is likely to impact dairy production. Researchers at Texas A&M University are looking to better understand how cows manage heat stress and find the breeds that can tolerate it. 

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