Listeriosis in Sheep, Goats, Camelids, and Cattle

What is Listeriosis? Each year, particularly during late fall and winter, we see cases of acute listeriosis in sheep, goats, camelids, and cattle. Listeriosis is caused by a bacteria known as listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis in animals typically presents in one of two forms: abortions or acute encephalitis. It also has the potential to cause sepsis. […]

Managing Equine Asthma

Reprinted from AAEP Article written by: Amanda House, DVM, DACVIM   Many terms and abbreviations have been used over the years for various inflammatory and hyper reactive airway conditions causing cough in the horse.  Most recently in a consensus statement by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, it has been proposed that these various […]

Urinary Calculi

Urinary calculi, or “stones” are a frequent issue in castrated male goats and sheep being fed a diet with grain.  The mineral composition of drinking water combined with dietary mineral imbalances contribute to urinary calculi formation. Signs of urinary calculi: The animals may posture as if they are attempting to urinate, twitch the tail, or […]

Wage War on Equine Parasites

Internal parasites are silent killers. They can cause extensive internal damage, and you may not even realize your horses are heavily infected. At the very least, parasites can lower resistance, rob the horse of valuable nutrients and cause gastrointestinal irritation and unthriftiness.  At their worst, they can lead to colic, intestinal ruptures and death. Using […]

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