Like most cats, I prefer to spend my time lying in a sunny spot, being petted by as many people a day as possible and eating. I like eating so much, in fact, that sometimes I eat too much too fast. Other times I fill my belly and then start playing with my friends, running around like a wildcat. Oops. Bellyache. I lose my cookies all over the floor. I've also been known to cough up a nasty hairball now and then. Gross, I know.
Fertility is a critical component in a cattle production operation, and knowing your bull's potential is an important factor in overall herd performance as well as the longevity of the bull's usefulness in the herd. The best way to obtain this valuable information is through a breeding soundness exam (BSE).
Winter is beautiful, but this season is not without its dangers—and we're not just talking about epic ice storms and below-freezing temperatures. Antifreeze, a substance used often to protect vehicles and plumbing systems during cold weather, poses a deadly risk to your pets.
February is National Pet Dental Health Month, a good reminder of just how important regular dental care is to the well being of our furry friends. Dental disease is among the most common problems we see with our pet clients. And because it often has few noticeable signs, the only way to find and treat issues is with regular exams.
Leptospirosis (lepto) is a zoonotic bacterial disease that can affect both domestic and wild animals, as well as people. Cattle, pigs and dogs are the main domestic animal carriers of the disease. Lepto can be transmitted directly from animal to animal, or indirectly through the environment. The most common means of transmission in cattle is through contact with infected urine.