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  • June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
    June is a very important month for organizations, nationwide, that work with the community to find permanent homes for rescued cats.  June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.   You may wonder why June was chosen  as the month for this very special service.  The short answer- June is kitten season. It is the time […]
  • Equine Respiratory Allergies - Heaves
    The respiratory illness commonly known as “heaves” or “broken wind” was, until recently, referred to as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the medical community. It has been renamed Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO) to indicate that it is not the same condition as the COPD found in humans.  Affecting mostly older horses, heaves arises when […]
  • Equine Skin Allergies
    It's frustrating:  lumps, hives and excessive scratching and distress.  It's a difficult business diagnosing the cause of your horse's skin allergies. It may take months or years of exposure to develop.  And there doesn't seem to be any link between breed, gender or age. Understanding the symptoms, causes and treatments can help identify whether your horse does, […]

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June 23rd is Take Your Dog to Work Day

Simple Tips to Make the Day a Success Business goes to the dogs as workplaces across the country celebrate the annual Take Your Dog to Work Day. The temporary office canines won’t be barking out orders to employees or wagging approval after a presentation, although some might be helping the receptionist greet visitors. The day [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Blog|

June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

June is a very important month for organizations, nationwide, that work with the community to find permanent homes for rescued cats.  June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.   You may wonder why June was chosen  as the month for this very special service.  The short answer- June is kitten season. It is the time [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Blog|

Digital Imaging: CR vs DR Flat Panel

There is more than one way to take your imaging into the digital age. Of course, as is usually the case any time one is offered options, there are pros and cons to each. Below, we'll break down the advantages and challenges posed by both computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) panels. CR Unit [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Blog|

Equine Respiratory Allergies – Heaves

The respiratory illness commonly known as “heaves” or “broken wind” was, until recently, referred to as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the medical community. It has been renamed Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO) to indicate that it is not the same condition as the COPD found in humans.  Affecting mostly older horses, heaves arises when [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Blog|

Pygmy Goat Health–Part III

Emergency First Aid Treatment Emergency first aid treatment is meant to serve as a temporary measure and only if the veterinarian is not immediately available.  There are certain occasions when time is of the essence.  These are: Poisoning More often than not, poisoning in goats is the result of eating poisonous plants or leaves from [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Blog|

Equine Skin Allergies

It's frustrating:  lumps, hives and excessive scratching and distress.  It's a difficult business diagnosing the cause of your horse's skin allergies. It may take months or years of exposure to develop.  And there doesn't seem to be any link between breed, gender or age. Understanding the symptoms, causes and treatments can help identify whether your [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Blog|

Teacup Dogs: The Cute That Kills

It's a fact:  purebred dogs are produced to make money.  Much like shopping for a car, you can pick and be sure of exactly what you are buying.  You can choose the color, size, characteristics, etc.  And, like a car, the market is often based on trends. One of the hottest canine commodities currently trending [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Blog|

Pygmy Goat Health–Part II

Recognizing Illness Life would be simple if goats could tell us how they feel.  In fact they do; not with words but in the way that they behave.  Healthy goat behavior is very different from that of a sick goat. Before you can recognize a sick goat, you need to understand the trademarks of a [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Blog|

Wanted: Rural Vets

Even with the decline in family farms in the United States, there is a shortage of rural (large animal) veterinary practices.  An understanding of rural lifestyle, mentorship and communication play key roles in rural veterinary practice sustainability. Since many large animals are also food animals, veterinarians who treat them have a responsibility to make them [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Blog|

Service Dog, Emotional Support or Therapy Dog–Explaining the Differences

We've all been there--the supermarket, the train, a restaurant.   In comes someone with their dog.  Why their dog...why not yours?  It's hard to figure out which animals are entitled to full public access and which are not. Let's take a look at the difference in each of these labels, and what they represent for owners [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Blog|
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