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Disbudding and dehorning of sheep and goats

From https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/avma-policies/disbudding-and-dehorning-sheep-and-goats Disbudding of goats reduces the risk of injury to the goat, other animals, and people. Goats are best disbudded between 5 and 7 days of age. By 14 days...

The painful process of losing a beloved animal

Coping with grief over loss of pets, horses, cows When Ann Maclean’s dog Seamus, a rescued black Labrador retriever, began to decline, she spoke with her veterinarian about the decision to say goodbye to the family’s cherished pet. The Flint Hill...

State medical group elects local veterinarian president

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) has elected Dr. Nathaniel C. Burke, a large animal veterinarian at Rose Hill Veterinary Practice in Rappahannock, as the organization’s new president. Burke was voted into office at the...

Recommendations for Whelping Bitches

Recommendations for Whelping Bitches Kimberly S. Cole, DVM Gestation time: 64 days. Most dogs whelp at 56-66 days after the first breeding. Nutrition: We recommend that bitches in whelp be fed a commercial brand dog food for the first half of the...

Bovine Health Recommendations

These are general guidelines only. Please consult with Dr. Massie, Dr. O’Brien, Dr. Hausler or Dr. Burke to determine your herd’s specific needs. Pre-Breeding Cows and Heifers -Assure legible ID -Booster IBR, PI3, BVD, BRSV, preferably MLV...