Equine Vaccination and Coggins Clinic

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Vaccination and Coggins Clinic

April 13th 2019, 1-3 pm

Rice County Fairgrounds

The Faribault Veterinary Clinic would like to invite you to attend a vaccination and coggins clinic to be held on Saturday April 13th, 1-3 pm at the Rice County Fairgrounds. Dr. Jesse Sandbulte will be on site to collect blood samples at a reduced rate for Coggins test and to vaccinate your horses. The Coggins test is ran to screen for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), a viral blood disease. A negative Coggins test is mandatory if you are going to shows, public trail rides, any exhibition within the state, and for crossing the state line for any reason.

Due to the number of horses and time allowed, only vaccinations and Coggins will be performed. Any other services, such as exams, worming, or dental work will need to be set up by calling our office. WITH THE SPECIAL RATES, WE ARE ASKING THAT ALL SERVICES BE PAID FOR AT THE TIME PERFORMED. We will be accepting cash, checks, and credit cards on site.

RSVP’s are incouraged: We are asking if you are able, we would appreciate if you could per-register. You may do this by mailing in your Coggin’s Clinic insert form, or by calling or emailing us to let us know what you would like done. Please have all per-registration in no later than April 12th. Of course anyone is welcome and per-registering is not required. By per-registering we are hoping we will be more prepared and able to get to everyone even faster.

Mark your calendar for April 13th, 2019 and we’ll see you there rain or shine!

Special Rates:

Coggins Test: $28 (special price) West Nile Combo: $39 West Nile Only: $33 Potomac/Rabies: $31 Influenza/Rhino: $30 Strangles: $31

Potomac Only: $26 Rabies Only: $20

Check out the packages we have made on the insert….

Which Vaccines Does My Horse NEED?

Equine Herpes Virus 1 – also called Rinopheumonitis or Rhino- causes upper respiratory or neurological signs in horses. Can cause abortions in pregnant mares.

Equine Influenza – also called Flu – causes hacking cough primarily in younger horses. Easily passes horse to horse.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis – also called EEE or Sleeping Sickness – spread by mosquitoes and causes a swelling of the horse’s brain. Very deadly, treatment is by supportive care only. Included in West Nile Combo.

Western Equine Encephalitis – also called WEE or Sleeping Sickness – spread by mosquitoes and causes a swelling of the horse’s brain. Not as deadly as EEE, but can cause severe illness in horses. Included in West Nile Combo.

Tetanus – also called Lockjaw – caused by a bacteria Clostridium tetani, which can be found in the soil and droppings for a long time. Causes muscles to lock up. Is often deadly but easily prevented with vaccination. Included in West Nile Combo.

Rabies – Transmitted by an infected animal biting another animal or person. In MN, skunks and bats are the most common rabid animal. Rabies is fatal and affects the nervous system of mammals. It is easily prevented by vaccination.

Potomac – also called Potomac Horse Fever – causes fever and diarrhea in adult horses. Water snails and mayflies from infected water sources transmit Potomac. Southern MN has a hot spot for Potomac outbreaks.

Strangles – caused by Streptococcus equi, causes swelling of the lymph nodes under the jaw and fever. Highly contagious from horse to horse and can be in the environment for 2 months after an outbreak on a farm.

West Nile – spread by mosquitoes and causes muscle weakness, stumbling, tripping, vision loss, loss of appetite. Any horse is at risk as mosquitoes are all over MN! Included in West Nile Combo.

Horses that trail ride or travel, spend time with other horses outside of their own herd, or have contact with horses that travel (like the geriatric horse that stays home but the barn buddies travel need to be vaccinated for Rhino, Flu, EEE, WEE, Tetanus, West Nile, Potomac, Rabies, and Strangles.)

Horses that do NOT travel to the southern US (Texas, Arizona, etc.) or Mexico do not need a 6 or 7 way that contain Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis.

We do not use a West Nile combo shot that also included Tetanus or Flu. We have seen to many horses experience an adverse reaction when all of the viruses are combined into one vaccination.

If you have any questions about how to best protect your equine herd, give Nicole or Heidi a call at (507) 334-2068

pets@faribaultvet.com

Equine Herpes Virus- 1 (EHV-1)

Dr. Casey Rabbe DVM

Faribault Veterinary Clinic

What is “Myeloencephalitis”?

Myeloencephalitis is a neurological disease that is caused by an equine herpes virus infection. Neurological diseases are those that are associated with problems in the brain and spinal cord. Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) infection causes damage to the blood vessels that supply the brain and spinal cord of the horse. Without blood supply, these tissues are damaged, which leads to the symptoms associated with this disease. EHV-1 can also cause respiratory disease, abortions, and death in young foals. The neurological symptoms are most often due to a particular strain of this virus that has a mutation in its genes.

How common is this virus?

By 2 years of age, most horses have been exposed to the virus. Generally, exposure occurs through contact with the dam. The virus becomes inactive or “latent” in the horse’s body and causes no symptoms of disease. Stress, heavy work, transporting long distances, or weaning can cause the virus to reactivate and the horse to show symptoms of the disease. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of cases reported around the country. Outbreaks have occurred at large horse shows, boarding facilities, and racetracks. Due to the large number of exposed horses and the serious consequences of this disease, an increased awareness of the neurologic form of EHV-1 is a must.

Symptoms

The neurological form of EHV-1 can occur before or after the respiratory or abortion form of EHV-1. Neurologic symptoms can occur alone. Signs of myeloencephalitis include:

  • Fever (4-10 days before signs below)
        • Decreased coordination
        • Dribbling urine
        • Loss of tail tone
        • Weakness in the hind limbs
        • Leaning on walls, fences etc.
        • Inability to stand, sitting like a dog

Diagnoses

  • Swabs taken from the nostrils of a horse can be used to isolate the virus in the laboratory or used to run a test called a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) which can detect virus in a sample.
  • A blood sample can be taken for laboratory virus isolation and PCR.
  • Two blood samples can be taken 2-3 weeks apart to determine if there has been an increase in antibodies to the EHV-1 virus, which would indicate exposure the virus.
  • Cerebral spinal fluid, fluid that surrounds the spinal cord, can be sampled for evidence of infection.

**There are currently vaccines that control the respiratory and abortion forms of EHV-1, but the neurologic form, myeloencephalitis, does NOT have a preventative vaccine.**

What to do if you suspect your horse has myeloencephalitis caused by EHV-1:

*Call your veterinarian immediately. EHV-1 is a reportable disease! Immediate medical care is needed for your horse.

*Isolate the infected horse from other horses and people. Move to a separate barn or paddock, or to a veterinary care facility.

*Do not share equipment since the virus can be spread from contact with contaminated items.

Remember! Symptoms of this disease indicate an emergency. Contact your veterinarian right away!

Shoo, Flies! A List of the Culprits

Common House Fly- This fly breeds in manure. The horse spends a good part of its time and energy trying to escape their constant annoyance. Although the house fly is non-biting, due to its sponge-like mouth parts, it will feed on secretions of the face and has been implicated in the transmission of various diseases.

Stable Fly- Unlike the house fly, the stable fly is a vicious biter who feeds on warm-blooded animals, including our horses. The stable fly sucks blood and can spread equine infectious anemia.

Face Fly- The face fly, similar in general appearance to the house fly, feeds on facial secretions such as saliva, tears, and mucus. Although this fly more frequently attacks cattle, the face fly is often found at the corner of the horse’s eyes, outside the nostrils, or on open wounds. Face flies do not have biting mouth parts but are known to spread conjunctivitis and eye worms.

Horse Fly- The well known horse fly is a large, biting, blood sucking creature. Since the female must have blood to reproduce, she obtains this nourishment by biting her victim with her blade-like mouth. The bites are painful and can cause a considerable loss of blood from the host animal. Horse flies are considered a serious pest as they can transmit infectious anemia in horses.

Deer Fly- The deer fly, in the same family as the horse fly, is also a blood-sucker and can transmit disease. A deer fly bite is usually not as severe as the horse fly’s, but can be very uncomfortable for the horse. The deer fly, like the horse fly, reproduces in moist areas. It can also transmit equine infectious anemia.

Bot Fly- The adult female lays her eggs on the horse, usually in the late summer. Three types of bot larvae hatch at various rates. The common larvae, usually deposited on the horse’s legs, hatch in about 7 days. Because larvae itch, the horse scratches or licks the area, which stimulates larvae development. The nose and lip deposited larvae hatch without stimulation in about 3 days, while the throat larvae bots hatch in about 1 week. All three types migrate to the horse’s tongue and mouth, where they remain embedded for about a month, then pass to the stomach, where they attach themselves for about ten months. The larvae then pass out of the horse in the feces. About a month later, the adult bot emerges to begin the whole cycle once more.

Bot flies are serious pest. The stomach of the horse can rupture if the infestation of larvae is excessive. The larvae can also cause colic or a blockage in the stomach or intestines. Bot flies should never be taken lightly. Most veterinarians agree that the bot fly is the most dangerous flying insect as far as horses are concerned. Along with cleanliness and good stable management, a serious deworming schedule should always be used to guard against the bot fly.

Black Fly- The black fly, commonly referred to as the buffalo gnat, is a tiny creature. Because these pests get into the horses ears, some people also call them ear gnats. By any name, the black fly bites, and feeds on blood, attacking the horse’s ears and leaving them raw, bloody, and irritated. Because these nasty little pests live anywhere there is moving water, they are found in mountain streams, in the lowlands along rivers, and even in the desert if there is irrigation.

Mosquito- Although not of the fly family, mosquitoes are flying insects and can be a bane in the life of a horse, just as they are to people. About 150 species of mosquitoes have been identified and thrive in North America. Apart from their annoying buzzing, their bite stings, more importantly, they transmit disease, including equine encephalomyelitis (sleeping sickness) and the West Nile Virus.

Pest Control- Of course, no owner can completely control the fly population, but there are strategies to keep horses as safe and comfortable as possible. The two main areas targeted are the environment and on the animal. Call the Faribault Veterinary Clinic for reliable repellents. We will be happy to answer any questions.

How to keep your horse healthy and happy in hot weather.

Did you know that horses can become dehydrated or get sunburn in hot weather—just like you! Here are a few things you can do to keep your favorite horse or pony healthy and happy in warm weather.

  1. Make sure she gets enough fresh, clean water every day. Your horse must have a constant source of water in her pasture. A horse may drink more than 10 gallons of water a day.

    Check the water trough every day and fill it if it’s low. If the pasture has an automatic waterer, check it once a day to make sure it’s working. Clean out troughs if they fill with algae and turn green.

  2. Keep a tube of 30-plus sunscreen in the barn and put it on both you and your horse! Horses with white markings on their faces may get sunburn, so you may have to apply sunscreen on a daily basis.

    If a horse suffers from severe sunburn, you may have to put a fly mask on her that offers UV protection or keep her in the barn in during daylight hours. You can buy a long mask that covers her nose too.

  3. Hosing off your horse with water at the end of the day removes the sweat that attracts flies. Plus your horse will find her daily shower refreshing!
  4. If flies bother your horse, turn her out wearing a fly sheet. This lightweight mesh sheet keeps the flies away from her sensitive areas and it helps prevent her coat from fading in the bright sun.
  5. If you use a fly mask on your horse, check underneath it every day to make sure your horse hasn’t injured her face or eyes. Keep the mask clean as well. If it gets muddy, hose it off.
  6. Deworm your horse regularly. Worms thrive in rainy, hot weather conditions.
  7. If you see your horse in the mornings, apply fly repellent to her coat to help keep flies at bay during the day. If you can’t spray her every day, consider applying a spot-on treatment that repels flies for around 14 days.
  8. If you spot buckets with dirty water in them dump them out. If you have old tires that collect water in them toss them out. Fix leaky faucets. Standing water makes ideal breeding areas for mosquitoes and these pests can give your horse a disease called the West Nile Virus.
  9. If you keep your horse inside during the day, buy a fan to hang in her stall. A fan helps keep her cool and it moves air around which cuts down on the flies and mosquitoes that bother your horse. Make sure your horse can’t chew on the cord.
  10. When you ride in hot weather, be aware of your horse’s behavior. If she starts heaving or sounds like she’s having trouble breathing, she may be overheated. Untack her immediately and hose her down with cool water. If she seems sick call your veterinarian. Warm up your horse gradually in hot weather and walk her around for five or 10 minutes after each workout to cool her down.
  11. Know how to spot when your horse is dehydrated. It’s easy—do a “pinch test.” Pinch your horse’s skin between your thumb and index finger and then let go. If the skin stays pinched for more than a second, she’s probably dehydrated and she needs to drink water right away.
  12. Always keep a salt block in your horse’s pasture so she can lick it when she likes. Salt is an essential mineral that a horse loses when she sweats. A horse may sweat a lot in the summer, especially when she’s ridden, so she must be able to lick a salt block whenever she wants. You can buy salt blocks at the feed store.
  13. Think twice about working your horse when it’s 95 degrees or above. Schedule rides for early in the morning or in the evening when it’s cooled down a bit.
  14. Check your feed regularly, because sweet feed can get moldy in hot weather and you don’t want to feed it to your horse.
  15. If you can, provide some shade for your horse out in her field. If it’s really hot, turn her out in a field with a run in shelter or some trees to help keep her out of the sun. She’ll go in a turnout shelter to escape flies too.
  16. If you spread manure in the summer with a chain harrow, do it when the sun is shining brightly and it’s hot. Heat kills the parasites that live in manure piles. If you drag when it’s muggy and wet, the parasites can live on another day.Image result for have a question?Send us a message if you have any questions. CLICK HERE

     

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What’s Eating your pet?

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What’s Eating Your Pet?

It’s gross and disturbing to think of all the different kinds of parasites that feed on our pets. Most of the symptoms that your pet might exhibit because of a parasite are so subtle and easy to turn a blind eye to. It’s easy to convince yourself that your pet can’t have parasites. But the truth is, they can and they do!

Let’s all say it together “Ew”.

Gross Parasites #1: Fleas & Ticks

Where your pet can get them: In tall grasses, shrubs, wildlife, and from other pets.

How can you prevent it: Frontline – topical monthly medication, Nexgard – oral beef flavored monthly medication, or Bravecto – for dogs a beef chew that last up to 12 weeks and for cats a topical that last up to 12 weeks.

Fleas and Ticks carry and can cause many diseases that can make life very uncomfortable for you and your pet. Faribault Veterinary Clinic recommends that everyone give a monthly preventative to protect our beloved pets.

Gross Parasite #2: Intestinal Parasites – Roundworms and Tapeworms

Where your pet can get them: Fleas, feces, dead animals, wildlife.

How you can treat them: Dewormer such as Drontal Plus.

These parasites might not cause immediate symptoms for your pet, but if the infestation gets large enough, they can cause serious complications. If your pet spends most of the time outside and/or eats feces, dead animals or other nasties, Faribault Veterinary Clinic recommends deworming your pet more frequently than once a year.

Gross Parasite #3: Heartworms

Where your pet can get them: Mosquitos.

Serious complications come from a Heartworm infection and this disease is often fatal for your pet. Treatment for Heartworm Disease is very costly (in the thousands of dollars) and is a long and difficult process.

How can you prevent it: Heartgard, which is a once monthly beef chew.

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Equine Herpes Virus- 1 (EHV-1)

Equine Herpes Virus- 1 (EHV-1)

Dr. Casey Rabbe DVM
Faribault Veterinary Clinic

What is “Myeloencephalitis”?

Myeloencephalitis is a neurological disease that is caused by an equine herpes virus infection. Neurological diseases are those that are associated with problems in the brain and spinal cord. Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) infection causes damage to the blood vessels that supply the brain and spinal cord of the horse. Without blood supply, these tissues are damaged, which leads to the symptoms associated with this disease. EHV-1 can also cause respiratory disease, abortions, and death in young foals. The neurological symptoms are most often due to a particular strain of this virus that has a mutation in its genes.

How common is this virus?

By 2 years of age, most horses have been exposed to the virus. Generally, exposure occurs through contact with the dam. The virus becomes inactive or “latent” in the horse’s body and causes no symptoms of disease. Stress, heavy work, transporting long distances, or weaning can cause the virus to reactivate and the horse to show symptoms of the disease. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of cases reported around the country. Outbreaks have occurred at large horse shows, boarding facilities, and racetracks. Due to the large number of exposed horses and the serious consequences of this disease, an increased awareness of the neurological form of EHV-1 is a must.

Symptoms

Equine Herpes Virus handout 2015_html_m4b7a10baThe neurological form of EHV-1 can occur before or after the respiratory or abortion form of EHV-1. Neurological symptoms can occur alone. Signs of myeloencephalitis include:

  • Fever (4-10 days before signs below)
  • Decreased coordination
  • Dribbling urine
  • Loss of tail tone
  • Weakness in the hind limbs
  • Leaning on walls, fences etc.
  • Inability to stand, sitting like a dog

Diagnoses

  • Swabs taken from the nostrils of a horse can be used to isolate the virus in the laboratory or used to run a test called a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) which can detect virus in a sample.
  • A blood sample can be taken for laboratory virus isolation and PCR.
  • Two blood samples can be taken 2-3 weeks apart to determine if there has been an increase in antibodies to the EHV-1 virus, which would indicate exposure the virus.
  • Cerebral spinal fluid, fluid that surrounds the spinal cord, can be sampled for evidence of infection.Equine Herpes Virus handout 2015_html_13782e8e

**There are currently vaccines that control the respiratory and abortion forms of EHV-1, but the neurological form, myeloencephalitis, does NOT have a preventative vaccine.**

What to do if you suspect your horse has myeloencephalitis caused by EHV-1:

  • Call your veterinarian immediately. EHV-1 is a reportable disease! Immediate medical care is needed for your horse.
  • Isolate the infected horse from other horses and people. Move to a separate barn or paddock, or to a veterinary care facility.
  • Notify owners of other horses that were exposed to the infected horse in the last 10 days.
  • Isolate other exposed horses or sick horses.

Do not share equipment since the virus can be spread from contact with contaminated items.

SOME HELPFUL TIPS FROM THE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH:

As part of this work, we encourage horse owners to follow these equine biosecurity tips when traveling with their horse.

  1. It is always best to use your own trailer and equipment. If you must borrow, clean and disinfect items thoroughly before exposing your horse and again before returning.
  2. Don’t let your horse touch other horses, especially nose to nose.
  3. Never put the end of a shared hose in your horse’s water bucket without disinfecting first. Don’t hand-graze your horse where other horses have recently grazed.
  4. If you touch other horses, wash your hands with soap and water, and dry them well. Use disinfectant wipes or hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Don’t let strangers pet your horse.
  5. Clean and disinfect tack, boots, equipment, and grooming supplies before returning home. Make sure to clean off dirt and manure before disinfecting.
  6. Shower, blow your nose (germs can survive a long time in nasal secretions), and put on clean clothes and shoes upon your return.
  7. Keep returning horses separate from your other horses for up to 4 weeks. When doing feeding and chores, work with the returning horses last, wear boots and coveralls, and remove them before working with your other horses.
  8. Don’t forget to wash your hands.

Remember! Symptoms of this disease indicate an emergency.

Contact your veterinarian right away

PET THEFT…What you should know to keep yor pet safe.

Because of recent reports of stolen or attempted theft of pets we thought we would post a previous blog of ours to help prevent pet theft. Also, there is vital information listed that you should know if your pet is ever lost or stolen. Please share. Thank you.

Faribault Veterinary Clinic

HELP! My dog has been stolen…
We hope you never have to say that.

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You may or may not be aware that there has been some reports of dog-nappings (& other attempts) in Faribault and the surrounding area for a couple of weeks now.  The ugly trade of pet theft is a serious problem. It is an organized, high dollar business that lurks in shadows and goes unnoticed until it strikes your community, your home, your pet. Protecting your dog takes due diligence.

Why are pets stolen? Besides being sold to research labs (which isn’t as common anymore) or pet stores, they are used in bait and for dog fighting rings, in puppy mills to breeders, for fur, as breeding partners for dogs, and by sadistic individuals.

sad dog2Pet theft prevention tips:
1. Pets should WEAR TAGS at all times. Rabies and/or license/registration tags are required by law in most towns.

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Goat Vaccine Adverse Reaction Response

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Colorado Serum Company’s Clostridium Perfringens CDT Essential 3 + T and Recent Goat Vaccine Adverse Reaction.

It has been brought to our attention there was a case of a probable severe and unusual vaccine reactions in a goat herd in Oklahoma. The vaccine that is involved is Colorado Serum Company’s Clostridium Perfringens CDT Essential 3 + T (Clostridium Perfringens Types C & D – Tetanus Toxoid). The owner stated the vaccine was given to 4-6 week old goats in the evening and the next morning they presented with symptoms of being incoherent like they were passed out drunk, stumbling on weak legs, and 1 had passed away.

With any vaccinations there is potential for a vaccine reaction. This particular reaction is not typical. That being said, it is a scary situation and we felt we needed to contact the company on behalf of our clients.

We have spoken to the Colorado Serum Company’s veterinarian. They confirmed that this is a case that was reported to them and that they are working with the owner with treatments and possible cause. They have asked the owner to submit the one kid that died for a necropsy. They reassured us this not a typical vaccine reaction. In fact this is the only reaction of this type that has ever been reported.

The Clostridium Perfringens Types C & D – Tetanus Toxoid vaccination of theirs has been around for decades. We were told in the last 2 years they have sold 2-3 million doses and of those doses they figure at least 1.5 million doses have been given to goats. Of those 1.5 million doses to goats in the last 2 years they have only received, including this incident, 12 reports of any kind of reaction. The other 11 reports have been more typical vaccine reactions that can be seen with any vaccine. These symptoms may include lethargy, swollen face, and difficult breathing. These reactions usually happen within 1 to 2 hours of giving the vaccine.

This one non-typical reaction happened during an over night-time period. Symptoms included being completely down and out, uncoordinated, stumbling, weak legs, and 1 death.

We feel terrible that this has happened to this farm in Oklahoma. We hope their animals make a full recovery and that no other cases develop.

We do feel that this is an isolated incident. However, please keep in mind there is always potential (no matter how small the chance) of a vaccination reaction. It is always a good idea to vaccinate when you plan on being around for a while to observe your animals. If you do start to see a vaccine reaction please contact your veterinarian immediately. Your veterinarian will most likely have you administer medication such as benadryl, dexamethasone, banamine, and or epinephrine to help reverse the effects of the reaction.

If you have further questions please email us at pets@faribaultvet.com

Livestock Comfort at the Fair

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Hot, Hot, Hot… This week doesn’t look favorable for man or beast, with the high heat and humidity. It is kind of interesting, as it was just a few months back we were complaining about how cold and wet our spring had been and that we were in need for the hot stuff. Well we sure got it now! However many county fairs start this week leaving fair exhibitors looking for coolness for both themselves and their fair animals. When temperatures reach above 80 degrees and the relative humidity is above 65 percent, comfort is certainly compromised. This kind of weather can be especially deadly for swine, as they have non functioning sweat glands. Here are some suggestions to keep your animals cool.

Signs of heat stress:

Animals under stress will be uncomfortable, much like we are when enduring this heat. General signs of stress are: panting, open mouth breathing, excessive salivation, lack of coordination, trembling, inability to stand, and high rectal temperature. During a heat wave it is difficult for animals to maintain their normal body temperature. Research shows as the heat and humidity increases during the heat of the day so does the body temperature of animals. If the heat and humidity continue during the evening hours and for many days, the animal can’t recover to it’s normal body temperature.

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Transportation of animals:

Before transportation make sure the animals have been hydrated and sprinkle animals with water. Use wet shavings for bedding, never use straw . Straw acts as an insulator. Transport animals during the coolest part of the day, such as early morning or late evening. Haul as few animals as possible, don’t crowd animals in the trailer. In the trailer, unplug ventilation holes. Load and unload promptly. Fairs may need to adjust their schedule of arrival and departure of animals to accommodate the cooler part of the day.

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Barns at the fair:

There should be ample ventilation within the barns at the fair. When heat and humidity can’t be lowered, more air movement across people and animals can help remove heat, and lower heat stress. To run the amount of fans that would be needed to create air movement, more electrical use maybe needed. Thus generators might be needed for supplemental electricity and located away from spectators as they are noisy and distracting. If animals are located on the outside edge of a barn where sunlight shows, use tarps to shade the morning or afternoon light. Make sure it isn’t trapping heat, making the situation worse.

At the fair:

Check in is a situation where fair staff should consider an alternative time for weighing, ultra sounding, etc. of animals. Facilities should lend themselves to a low stress environment and the process should be quick and effortless. The show also might need to be conducted at an alternative time. Moving the show into the evening hours could be advantageous. Water animals and utilize electrolytes if needed to get animals to drink. Allow access to water at all times, with out them making a mess of their pen. Rinse animals to keep cool. It might be easier and less stressful to rinse them in their pen rather than taking them to a wash rack numerous times throughout the day. Early release of animals from the fair may need to be considered. Load out procedures should be followed as stated earlier. Animal grouping should be another consideration if possible. Don’t put as many animals in a pen and leave some distance between tied animals in the barn.

Your #1 responsibility at the fair are you and your animals, therefore it is crucial to be there early in the morning till late at night managing them. While the fair is time for fun, events and friends, these conditions could be life threatening for your animals. Pay attention and have a great fair experience.

 

  • Reference UW Extension, Berine O’Rourke

 

IMRESTOR, New Product For Dairy Farms

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Contact your veterinarian to request a prescription and get more information about purchasing Imrestor.

Imrestor is a protein that helps restore the integrity of a cow’s innate immune system during the time when she experiences periparturient immune suppression. By reducing the incidence of mastitis around calving, Imrestor is the helping hand a dairy farm needs to help protect her potential. Imrestor helps:

Restore

the function and increase the number of neutrophils when periparturient immune suppression leaves her vulnerable to infection

Reduce

the incidence of clinical mastitis around calving by 28%

Protect

her potential and the well-being of the entire dairy, as well as minimize the frustration of treating mastitis, with a product that is proven safe and effective for your herd

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Imrestor is administered with 2 subcutaneous injections

Injection #1: 7 days* before the anticipated date of calving

Injection #2: within 24 hours after calving. Each cow should always receive both doses of Imrestor

*4-10 days to accommodate management schedules.
See label for complete dosage and administration instructions.

ASK DR. JESSE OR DR. KRISTI FOR MORE INFORMATION WHEN THEY ARE OUT AT YOUR FARM.

SAVE THE DATE: AUG. 3RD, NOON FOR A MEETING ON IMRESTOR.

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May 2016 Needle News

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Happy Spring! We would like to thank all of our hard working mom’s out there for all that they do! I have seen many of you have been busy in the fields, but don’t let your livestock work fall behind. Now is the time to start treating for flies with ear tags or feed additives. Another spring time chore is to vaccinate for pinkeye. This helps prevent and control ocular lesions cause by Moraxella bovis. Those animals going out on pasture are most susceptible. Just call into the clinic to place your order with Nicole or Heidi. We need the number of animals you plan to treat.

Feed directives will be mandatory for antibiotic use in feed and water come January 2017. This will require us to write a script to your feed mill for such use. The medications are only being allowed for the specific duration listed by the drug manufacturer. Medications are to be used for treatment and prevention of specific aliments. Medications used to treat for Coccidia are not included in this new regulation. At this time there is absolutely no off label use. These scripts will be sent electronically to your feed mill. A copy may also be sent to you for your records. You will also have access to all of your script records through the internet site we will be using at, myvetlink.com. We will have more information later on how to set up your account. In the mean time we would like to start getting everybody’s info so that we are prepared when the scripts are required. What we need is your email, the best phone number to get a hold of you, and what feed mill you use. Please click on this link, Veterinary Feed Directive Form, to access the feed directive form. Follow the directions on how to access the form and print out the pdf.  Once you have filled it out you can send it pack via email at pets@faribaultvet.com or fax back to (507) 334-8995.


 

Please join us on May 10th at the Faribault Trucker’s Inn at noon to enjoy a free lunch buffet and learn how Longrange can improve your cattle production. LONGRANGE® (eprinomectin) is the first extended-release injection that delivers up to 150 days of parasite control in a single dose. Thanks to its unique THERAPHASE™ formulation, a single treatment works long enough to break the parasite life cycle and reduce pasture reinfection. And that’s something conventional dewormers just can’t match. Please RSVP to the Faribault Veterinary Clinic with the number attending by Sat. 5/7/16 before 12:00 pm. Space is limited. (507) 334-2068 or nicole@faribaultvet.com Hope to see you there!

 


 

Early note: The Herdsman Lunch for Dairy month and for our appreciation this year is on Wednesday, June 29th from 11am – 2pm. Mark Smith with MWI will be grilling for us this year. We will also have other reps. from some of our drug companies here as well. So bring your questions because they’ll be here to answer them for you.