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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.
ewes on pasture
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Canine Brucellosis
This fact sheet provides information about the disease Brucellosis in dogs.
Burned muzzle, discharges from inflamed eyelids.
Photosensitization in Cattle and Horses
Photosensitization, also known as photodermatitis, occurs when the liver is unable to excrete a metabolite of chlorophyll from forages the animal has eaten. The metabolite accumulates in the skin and is activated by sunlight. The reaction yields free radicals that "burn" the skin.
Burned muzzle, discharges from inflamed eyelids.
Photosensitization in Cattle and Horses
Photosensitization, also known as photodermatitis, occurs when the liver is unable to excrete a metabolite of chlorophyll from forages the animal has eaten. The metabolite accumulates in the skin and is activated by sunlight. The reaction yields free radicals that "burn" the skin.
Burned muzzle, discharges from inflamed eyelids.
Photosensitization in Cattle and Horses
Photosensitization, also known as photodermatitis, occurs when the liver is unable to excrete a metabolite of chlorophyll from forages the animal has eaten. The metabolite accumulates in the skin and is activated by sunlight. The reaction yields free radicals that "burn" the skin.
Perilla Mint
Watch For Cattle Emphysema In Late Summer
Herd outbreaks of acute respiratory disease in cattle may occur. Causes include ingestion of perilla mint, mold damaged sweet potatoes, sudden intake of immature summer forages high in the amino acid tryptophan.
Caseous Lymphadenitis
Caseous Lymphadenitis
This articlle describes a disease of sheep and goats called caseous lymphadenitis. CL is caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis and is manifested by abscesses of the lymph nodes and occasionallyof the internal organs.
Animal Health Notes
Blister Beetle Toxicosis in Horses
Blister beetles are ¾- to 1¼-inch-long, narrow-bodied, broad-headed insects that may be found in alfalfa hay originating from certain parts of the United States. One beetle alone won't caust toxicity, but they can gather in large numbers in concentrated clusters of harvested hay.
Showy crotalaria
Horses Poisoned by Showy Crotalaria
Showy crotalaria is a significant toxic plant in Louisiana. It contains alkaloids that cause liver damage in horses and livestock. The seeds may remain viable in undisturbed soil for 60 years or longer.
Horse with swelling
Anthrax in Louisiana
Anthrax in livestock and horses is described. Topics discussed include: A brief history of the disease, persistance of spores in soil, clinical signs, what to do if anthrax suspected, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control.
Sizzlin' Summer Hazards for Pets
This fact sheet discusses common heat-related illnesses in pets and how to prevent them.
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)
Contagious Ecthyma fact sheet
Contagious Ecthyma
Contagious ecthyma is a pox-like disease that causes a contagious skin inflammation in sheep and goats. This fact sheet describes the signs of this disease and how to control it.
Predator Management in Sheep and Goats fact sheet
Predator Management in Sheep and Goats
Predator control is an important part of raising sheep and goats. This fact sheet describes management alternatives to predator control.
Floppy Kid Syndrome fact sheet
Floppy Kid Syndrome
Floppy Kid Syndrome can affect very young kids, causing profound weakness. This fact sheet describes the signs of this syndrome and how to treat it.
Copper Toxicity in Sheep fact sheet
Copper Toxicity in Sheep
Copper toxicity can occur following ingestion of excess copper in feed or minerals over time. Stress can induce the acute form of this disease, which can be deadly.
Azalea Toxicity in Goats Fact Sheet
Azalea Toxicity in Goats
Azaleas are a common ornamental plant in Louisiana. But they can be deadly to livestock, especially goats. This fact sheet explains what can happen when goats consume azaleas.
Best Management Practices Parasite Control in Beef Cattle
This fact sheet discusses principals of parasite control in beef cattle with the goal of maintaining long-term anthelmintic efficacy.
Pseudopregnancy in Goats Fact Sheet
Pseudopregnancy in Goats
Pseudopregnancy is a condition of goats that is characterized by accumulation of fluid in the uterus. This fact sheet describes the common signs of this condition and what to do once it's diagnosed.
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