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If the birth rate in your cattle herd has been dropping, check for trichomoniasis
A venereal disease in cattle is spreading rapidly. Trichomoniasis, usually referred to as “trich,” has been around for a long time and is under control in most states. However, due to...
This deadly new virus is spreading among swine herds
A highly-contagious virus called Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, or PED, is sweeping through American swine herds. The disease is transmitted from pig-to-pig through fecal material and close contact. So...
Bats are dying from a disease that is easily spread by humans
Radio interview source: Ann Froschauer, White-Nose Expert, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Listen to the radio mp3 or read below Some species of bats hibernate over the winter and aren't...
Monitor newly-weaned calves and new stock for respiratory disease
Radio interview source: Dr. Richard Linhart, DVM, Pfizer/Zoetis Animal Health Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Stress can make anyone sick, even cattle. Calves that have...
Tall fescue is a common forage crop with a serious downside. It's infected with a fungal endophyte that's toxic to animals, and causes many problems.
Radio interview source: Craig Roberts, State Forage Specialist, University of Missouri Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Many livestock producers have tall...
The scales on a chicken's leg should lie flat. If they're not, the chicken may have scaly leg mites. Mites cause irritation and if untreated, a bird can go lame.
Radio interview source: Phillip Clauer, Extension Poultry Specialist, Penn State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Help prevent chicken scaly leg...
Motion detector spots this common ailment faster than the eye
The most common ailment to affect a horse is lameness. A University of Missouri equine veterinarian has developed a way to detect this problem using a motion detection system called the “...
Keeping chickens can be a wonderful hobby for any acreage owner, but like with any animal, things can go wrong. Here are some common problems, along with explanations and solutions.
Protect your livestock from a new mosquito-spread virus that has the potential to wipe out entire herds
Radio interview source: Sara Cherry, assistant professor, University of Pennsylvania Listen to the radio story here Deadly new disease...
Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Serious health threat Listen to the radio story mp3 Radio interview source: Pat Smith, president, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. I grew up in Maryland and I've seen a lot of ticks. One...