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There may be some new guidelines as fairs figure out how to deal with a highly-contagious pig virus
A highly-contagious virus called Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, or PED, has been spreading rapid-fire through American swine herds. The disease is transmitted from pig-to-pig through fecal material and...
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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...
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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...
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Flies are a nuisance around your horses and stables. Follow these tips to help keep flies away from your stables and barns.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 “...
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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.

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