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Your Ultimate Guide to VFD Resources

by Caitlyn Andrews January 11, 2017

Happy New Year! The start of 2017 brings a big change to the livestock industry. The FDA announced on January 3, that it has completed implementation of Guidance for Industry #213. This guidance began in 2013 to transition medically important antimicrobial drugs used in feed or drinking water of food-producing animals to veterinary oversight and eliminate the use of these products in animals for production purposes, such as growth promotion.

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The Fundamentals of Swine Respiratory Disease You Should Know

by Caitlyn Andrews October 27, 2016

As temperatures drop this fall, swine producers need to be prepared for diseases that can accompany cooler weather. Swine respiratory disease (SRD) is the leading cause of swine mortality in the United States! Learn how to identify the symptoms, prevent and treat swine respiratory disease before it becomes a problem in your operation.

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Scours in Calves: Here's What You Need to Know

by Caitlyn Andrews September 08, 2016

Calf scours is a common problem for producers, and can be fatal if not caught and treated in time. Calf scours can be a leading cause of financial loss to cow and calf producers. It is not a single disease, but a clinical sign associated with several diseases. Scours can be characterized by diarrhea that often leads to dehydration and even death.

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How To Spot Signs And Prevent Heat Stress In Chickens

by Caitlyn Andrews August 04, 2016

Heat stress and exhaustion in chickens can be deadly if it's not caught in time. We're in the heat of summer now. Backyard chicken owners need to be watching their flocks for signs of heat stress. What is heat stress in poultry? Heat stress is a condition in chickens (and other poultry) caused by high temperatures, especially when combined with high relative humidity and low air speed.

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How to Keep Chickens Cool in the Summer Heat

by Caitlyn Andrews June 10, 2016

Alright, it's technically spring. But... the hot summer weather is just around the corner! Do you have a plan for helping your backyard chickens survive the heat? We'll give you some tips to beat the heat, but first, what are the dangers of overheating for your flock?

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The Fundamentals of Killing Spring Time Horn Flies on Cattle

by Caitlyn Andrews April 15, 2016

They're back. Those nasty horn flies that make an appearance every year and bite away at your cows' hides. Horn flies show up in the spring, but they remain a problem well into the fall. Now is the time to start fighting back.

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