Rarely do I write about details of my family, but I believe this incident deserves special mention. This story involves my son David, daughter-in-law Mindy and granddaughters Sydney, 7, and Carly, 5. All of them are quite avid animal lovers. Their menagerie includes an Angus cow herd, dogs, cats, and the latest addition, two tiny kid goats. click to read more
Many of you may know that I am a field service veterinarian who trains fourth-year veterinary students at Ohio State’s field services satellite clinic in Marysville. I am one of five veterinarians on staff. We work with a graduate veterinary intern, who is in advanced training, and eight to 10 fourth-year Ohio State veterinary students......... click to read more
What do camels and hens have in common? Not much, other than being the subjects of two research studies I recently came across.
The purposes of these studies are as dissimilar as the animals themselves. One study holds promise for human health. The other one just challenges my preconceived notion regarding the character of hens. Who’d have thought hens were so down-to-business?
But before I get further into that, I present the camel research.
Important Conditions to Include in a Heifer-Raising Contract
By Donald E. Sanders, D.V.M., Dip. ACT, PAS
Ed. Note: This column appeared in the Jan. 2013 Progressive Dairyman.
When a dairy producer partners with a heifer grower to raise replacements for his herd, a well-written agreement is essential. For such an arrangement to work, the responsibilities of each party—the grower and the producer—must be clearly stated in the contract.
ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: SORTING FACT, HALF TRUTHS AND FICTION
Antibiotic resistance continues to be a major topic of discussion in the press. Unfortunately, accurate information is hard to come by, thanks to do-gooder activists who cloud the issue with their agenda.
Here, I offer you my take on antibiotic resistance and the implications of antibiotic use for livestock.
First, please understand that there are two major categories of antibiotics for food animals: