Farm Animals

The necropsy room at the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

Like an autopsy in human medicine, a necropsy allows veterinarians to glean a wide range of information about a deceased patient. What steps are involved in performing a necropsy? And why would a necropsy be…
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[cow and calf]

Are You Ready for Birthing Season?

January 02, 2019

You’ve worked hard to get your livestock bred and maintain a normal production cycle. It’s almost time for that amazing event: giving birth (or, in veterinary terminology, “parturition”). It’s understandable to be a little nervous…
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Animal Rehabilitation Plans Tailored to the Patient

March 12, 2018

Plans’ Success Depends on Implementation at Home Physical rehabilitation for animals is the process of evaluating and managing patients with painful or functionally limiting conditions caused by illness or injury. Carrie Chandler-Harrison is a certified…
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[girl with goat]

New Feed Directive Applies to All Farm Animals

February 12, 2017

Antibiotics can no longer be used for growth promotion Just as many people make New Year’s resolutions about dietary changes to improve health, so the veterinary world began this year with a health-oriented change to…
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