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Early detection is important
Mastitis is an infection of the udder, or mammary gland, in mammals. All types of goats can get the disease, whether they’re dairy, meat, or fiber goats. Susan Schoenian is an Extension...
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Whether you raise just a few pigs or hundreds, keep a close eye on their health
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV, in 2013 was devastating to the U-S pig population. An organization called the Swine Health Information Center has since been developed to monitor the...
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A healthy diet and clean environment can reduce the risk of your cattle developing mastitis.
Lactating cows are susceptible to an infection called mastitis that can affect their milk supply. Animal science professor Joe Hogan, at Ohio State University, says mastitis is an inflammation of the...
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This devastating disease can be prevented
We adopted our cat Lacy from some neighbors. We took her in as a kitten and found she was born with feline leukemia, contracted from her mother. Fortunately, Lacy’s own immune system was able...
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Don't touch the bunny
There’s a bacterial disease in wildlife called rabbit fever that’s been around for a long time and reported in every state except Hawaii. It can be transmitted to humans and make you...
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As a poultry owner, you know how important it is to keep your birds healthy. By practicing biosecurity, you can help reduce the chances of your birds being exposed to diseases such as avian influenza...
Practicing biosecurity can help keep disease away from your poultry. The following steps can help you keep your birds healthy: Keep your distance Isolate your birds from visitors and other birds...
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Clean footwear is a key component of biosecurity
When was the last time you looked at the bottom of your chore boots? My guess is there’s a lot of dirt, manure, and other crud that’s been there awhile, providing the perfect home for...
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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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