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Veterinary Viewpoints: Importance of Hydration When Scouring Calves

Dehydration, loss of electrolytes and decrease in blood pH (metabolic acidosis) are the three biggest problems with scouring calves.
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Veterinary Viewpoints: How deep puncture wounds in horses’ feet can be found, treated

Mon, Nov 15, 2021

Sustaining deep puncture wounds to the foot causes lameness in horses. The opening of the puncture wound may or may not be evident during physical examination. The veterinarian examining the foot must try to determine if the horse is experiencing a common foot abscess or a puncture wound.

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Veterinary Viewpoints: When Should I Call the Veterinarian?

Thu, Nov 04, 2021

This article looks at the more common signs and establishes guidelines for when to call the veterinarian and whether the situation is an emergency. Partnering with your veterinarian and knowing when to act help ensure the best possible outcomes for your animals.

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Veterinary Viewpoints: Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Goat Pneumonia

Tue, Oct 19, 2021

Respiratory disease is a common problem with goats. I recently surveyed a large group of veterinarians with a special interest in goats and asked them what they most wanted goat producers to understand about pneumonia in goats.

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Now That’s a Headache: Facial trauma and fractures in horses

Tue, Oct 05, 2021

Many horses can cause trauma on themselves. Usually, those are wounds or cuts on the legs — but sometimes, they’re on the horse’s head.

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Veterinary Viewpoints: Disease Testing New Additions to a Herd

Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Adding new herd members represents a significant investment. Typically, producers spend a great deal of time evaluating pedigrees, genomics and phenotypic appearance. However, don’t overlook the health status of the individual animal.

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Veterinary Viewpoints: Giving and Receiving Veterinary Medical Advice via Social Media

Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Animal owners often turn to social media for answers to all types of questions including medical advice for their pets and livestock. Online information is abundant but not always accurate, and it may be difficult for some owners to differentiate the good from the bad. Most animal owners are also willing to share their experiences and help others via social media, but depending on the advice given, they may be in violation of the law.

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Veterinary Viewpoints: Old McDonald Had a Farm

Tue, Aug 17, 2021

Multispecies farms are common around Oklahoma, and they do bring joy as the song indicates. There are, however, a few considerations when multiple species of animals are housed in proximity to one another. Certain medications, feeds and feed additives that are advantageous to the health of one species can actually be detrimental to other species.

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