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  • April is Heartworm Awareness Month
    Dogs are like children.  There’s the good–the joy of their arrival, being a part of their day-to-day growth, and the unqualified love that flows in both directions.  And there’s the not so good.  Like children, dogs need protection from a variety of illnesses.What are heartworms?Heartworms are little foot-long worms (parasites) that live in a dog’s […]
  • Careers with Horses - The Bloodstock Agent
    Want to be make a career of running around with the most beautiful horses? Maybe becoming a bloodstock agent is the job for you. You won't get too dirty and, best of all, this is one of the few jobs with horses that can make you some real  money!  If you're good at it, of […]
  • Building a Strong Connection with your Parrot
    Developing a great connection with your parrot starts the first day you bring her home. Behavioral problems of all kinds can be avoided by having a keen eye, creating an exciting environment, and demonstrating respect.  Fundamentals of Parrot PartneringCaging You need room to move--so does a parrot.  Remember:  your friend has to spend many hours in […]

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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|

Caring for the Older Horse

With today's ever-advancing health care and better-quality feeds, horses are staying active and living longer than ever before.  One year of a horse's life is equal to an average of three years of a human's life.  Depending on breed, management and environment, the modern domestic horse has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years.  [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Blog|

April is Heartworm Awareness Month

Dogs are like children.  There's the good--the joy of their arrival, being a part of their day-to-day growth, and the unqualified love that flows in both directions.  And there's the not so good.  Like children, dogs need protection from a variety of illnesses. What are heartworms? Heartworms are little foot-long worms (parasites) that live in [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Blog|

Careers with Horses – The Bloodstock Agent

Want to be make a career of running around with the most beautiful horses? Maybe becoming a bloodstock agent is the job for you. You won't get too dirty and, best of all, this is one of the few jobs with horses that can make you some real  money!  If you're good at it, of [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Blog|

Building a Strong Connection with your Parrot

Developing a great connection with your parrot starts the first day you bring her home. Behavioral problems of all kinds can be avoided by having a keen eye, creating an exciting environment, and demonstrating respect. Fundamentals of Parrot Partnering Caging You need room to move--so does a parrot.  Remember:  your friend has to spend many [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Blog|

March 23rd is National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day seeks to celebrate the unconditional love that puppies bring to people's lives.  Held each year on March 23 and celebrating its 11th year, it is the inspiration of lifestyle expert Colleen Paige, who also created National Dog Day and National Cat Day.  The goal, says the National Puppy Day website, is "to [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Blog|

Why choose a Digital System and not Another Film X-ray System!

Is it time to replace your old film system? Look at the latest digital systems. There is a difference on two major xray imaging systems, Digital or a time-consuming film system. Which is best for your practice? Digital and film systems use the x-rayed images into a film processor or on a digital computer. Today, I [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Blog|

Vet Team Fatigue

If members of a vet team are suffering from burnout, there's no doubt it will affect efficiency, success and profitability of a practice.  That's why it's essential for practice owners or managers to take steps to handle stressful situations. Consider your veterinary practice: Are you providing continuing education for your staff to inspire new knowledge? [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Blog|
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