Barn Talk

Maintaining Appetite for Healthy Cattle

by Caitlyn Andrews October 13, 2017

The primary concern of every producer is the health of their animals. Cattle producers know that the animal's appetite is an indicator of good health.

Sometimes, maintaining a good appetite in your cattle is easier said than done.

Here are some tips to help you maintain a healthy appetite in your cattle.

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Poultry Fly-Off Fun at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair

by Caitlyn Andrews August 09, 2017

At Veterinary and Poultry Supply, Inc. (VPSI) we understand the value of the 4-H program and have been fortunate to be able to contribute to our local fair. This year, we sponsored several club events and shows, including the Elkhart County 4-H Poultry Club.

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Hogs Test Positive for Swine Flu at SW Ohio Fair

by Caitlyn Andrews July 18, 2017

At least two hogs recently tested positive for swine flu at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Wilmington, Ohio. On Thursday, July 13, 2017, a representative with the Clinton County Fairgrounds confirmed that more than one case of H3N2 swine flu had been discovered at the fairgrounds. The barn was promptly quarantined and...

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2017 Avian Influenza Update by State

by Caitlyn Andrews March 30, 2017

Poultry producers may have noticed all of the avian influenza cases that have been popping up lately. Several states have reported cases of low or high pathogenic avian influenza already for 2017. Here is an update of which states have been affected and the websites you can check to view state updates:

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How to Minimize Stress When Transporting Show Pigs

by Caitlyn Andrews March 17, 2017

When transporting swine for show your top concern should be two things: safety and comfort. Stressed pigs can cause injury to themselves, other pigs, or their handlers during transport. Focusing on the safety and comfort of your show pigs will help keep stress to a minimum and make for a better overall show experience.

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Avian Influenza Causes a Stop Movement Order in Alabama

by Caitlyn Andrews March 16, 2017

New cases of avian influenza have been reported in Alabama. The AL Department of Agriculture held a press conference Tuesday (3/14/17) to discuss the new findings. The state veterinarian confirmed that the virus had been detected in three locations in Alabama.

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