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Getting the Job Done

March 14, 2018

With bull fertility being the single biggest factor determining the success of your calf crop, it just makes sense to ensure you're getting what you expect from your bulls. In fact, it is estimated that fertility as a production measure is 5 to 10 times more important economically than any other metric. Fertility testing can help make sure your bulls have the right stuff to properly service your herd.

Generally speaking bulls are rarely completely infertile, but sub-fertility is common and can affect up to 20 percent of bulls. Sub-fertile bulls may still impregnate females, but it will take more attempts and a longer period of time to do so. These delays can affect the number of calves weaned and the size of your weaned calves come sale time, negatively affecting your profit. Fertility testing prior to the start of the breeding season can alert you to fertility issues that will affect your season and allow time to treat them and retest or replace the bull, depending on the source of the issue. 

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Brain Drain

March 9, 2018

Equine encephalitis, also called "sleeping sickness," is a mosquito-transmitted disease that can cause severe inflammation of the brain in both horses and humans. There are three distinct versions of the disease, two of which are Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and Western equine encephalitis (WEE). 

As the name suggests, EEE is found primarily in the Eastern United States and Canada. WEE is prevalent in areas ranging from Argentina to Western Canada and in the United States in states west of the Mississippi River. Because the mosquito plays such a vital role in transmitting the disease, most cases are reported between June and November, although in warmer climates cases can be seen year round.

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Strike At the Heart

March 5, 2018

With the incidence of heartworm infection on the rise, and heartworm infection having been diagnosed in every state, it is more important than ever to make sure your pet is protected from this preventable disease.

According to the American Heartworm Society, only 4 in 10 dogs and 1 in 10 cats are on heartworm preventives. That leaves an awful lot of unprotected pets who are not only at risk of becoming infected with heartworms, but also of becoming contributors to the ongoing proliferation and spread of infection prevalence. Since 2013, the nationwide average number of heartworm-positive dogs has risen 21.7 percent. That means there are more heartworm-positive pets around from which a mosquito could transfer infection to yours, thereby increasing the potential for your pet to become infected if she is left unprotected.

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Open "Fleas-on"

March 1, 2018

Fleas and ticks are here again ... just kidding. They never really left. If your pet isn't currently protected from these pests with a flea and tick preventive, you are running the risk of an infestation of your pet that could -- and probably will -- turn into an infestation of your home in short order.

Fleas and ticks are opportunistic pests. They settle in wherever there is an opportunity for them to grow and reproduce. And once they're settled in, they are incredibly difficult to kick out. Under normal circumstances, adult fleas will live approximately three weeks and lay around 500 eggs each, while a single tick can lay up to 3,000 eggs. It is really easy for the pest population to get out of control quickly!

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In it Together - Devoted Resolutions

January 26, 2018

It’s a new year, and you have vowed to get in shape and improve your health. Although you might have made this resolution before only to fall back into old habits before the end of January, you mean it this time. The good news is that having a pet gives you even more motivation to achieve better health. Not only does the love of your furry companion give you the incentive to take better care of yourself, but it encourages you to improve your pet’s health as well.

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