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Disaster Preparedness For Horse Producers
Due to the vulnerability of Louisiana to hurricanes and their potential to cause widespread damage due to high winds and flooding, hurricane preparedness is essential. This fact sheet provides horse producers with information needed to prepare for all types of disasters.
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Disaster Preparedness For Dairy Producers
Due to the vulnerability of Louisiana to hurricanes and their potential to cause widespread damage due to high winds and flooding, hurricane preparedness is essential. This fact sheet provides dairy producers with information needed to get ready for all types of disasters.
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Disaster Preparedness for Goat and Sheep Producers
Due to the vulnerability of Louisiana to hurricanes and their potential to cause widespread damage due to high winds and flooding, hurricane preparedness is essential. This fact sheet provides information needed for small-ruminant owners to prepare for all types of disasters.
Facts About Antibiotic Use in Food Producing Animals
Facts About Antibiotic Use in Food Producing Animals
Fact sheet about the safety of antibiotic use in food animals.
Use of Pharmaceuticals in Food-producing Animals
Use of Pharmaceuticals in Food-producing Animals
This fact sheet discusses the prudent and legal use of pharmaceutical products in food-producing animals.
Infertility in Cattle
Infertility in Cattle
This fact sheet discusses both infectious and non-infectious causes of infertility in cattle.
Facts About Antibiotic Use in Beef Cattle
Facts About Antibiotic Use in Beef Cattle
This fact sheet list talking points about antibiotic use in beef cattle.
Minerals For Horses
The primary concern in mineral nutrition is to provide salt and adequate levels of calcium and phosphorous in approximately a 1.3 to 1 ratio.
Pigeon Fever. On the rise in Louisiana
Pigeon fever is the common term for an infection caused by the bacterial organism Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. C. pseudotuberculosis bacteria tend to localize and form abscesses in the pectoral region and ventral abdomen of the horse.
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Avoiding Feed-related Problems in Horses
General recommendations to follow when developing a feeding program for horses.
Avian Influenza
Avian Influenza
What is avian influenza (bird flu)? What are the hosts for avian influenza? How is avian influenza transmitted from bird to bird? What are the signs of avian influenza in birds? Find these answers and more in this one-page fact sheet. (PDF Format Only)
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Keeping Show Animals Healthy
This article discusses common diseases in show animals and how to prevent them.
girl brushing show pig
Keeping Show Animals Healthy
This article discusses common diseases in show animals and how to prevent them.
girl brushing show pig
Keeping Show Animals Healthy
This article discusses common diseases in show animals and how to prevent them.
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Equine Vitals
If you own, ride or handle horses, it is likely that at some point your horse will experience an injury, illness or disease. Some of these incidences will be minor and will not require veterinary attention. However, for those serious events, there is a language that is important to understand and will help you effectively communicate with your veterinarian. This article is intended to help you understand Equine Vitals.
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Cow Nutrition Affects Calf Health And Herd Productivity For Years
Winter feeding costs are a major expense in cow-calf herds. So, selecting a winter feeding program that is cost-efficient is imperative. However, making sure nutrient requirements are met during this time is critical to future profitability. An investment now can pay dividends for years to come.
Daily Care and Management
By providing good care, horsemen can minimize the costs of health care and maximize their enjoyment of their horses.
normal epiglottis
Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate in Horses
The soft palate and epiglottis are important structures during inhalation, and they form a tight seal when the horse is breathing to seal off the nasal cavity from the oral cavity. This article describes dorsal displacement of the soft palate in horses and how this issue may be corrected.
Hurricane Aftermath Can Present Potential Livestock Disease Problems
Cattle, goats, horses, pigs and sheep surviving Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita are vulnerable to several diseases, including infectious diseases and toxicities, according to a veterinarian with the LSU AgCenter.
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Equine Ethmoid Hematomas
One possible cause of equine epistaxis, or nosebleed, is a growth known as an ethmoid hematoma. An ethmoid hematoma is a benign, well-encapsulated mass that can originate from the ethmoid turbinates, or occasionally from the paranasal sinuses.
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