Tag: livestock

What You Can Do To Make Your Veterinarian’s Job Easier

Waiting For Veternarian

My veterinary practice is purely mobile at this point. I travel to peoples’ homes and farms to see their animals. This can go very smoothly, or it can be an exercise in frustration depending on what is going on. Some people call me for an appointment and are prepared for my arrival. Others think they…

How To Give Animal Injections

Injection Site For Pigs

As a veterinarian, I’m always giving animals injections for one reason or another. I give vaccines, I give antibiotics, I give pain medications and other drugs. Often when I’m treating an animal, I give owners instructions on how to administer the medication themselves so that they can continue the treatment. Many of my clients already…

Supplies To Keep Hand For An Animal Health Emergency

Supplies

Animals rarely pick a convenient time to have an emergency. So when one comes up, it is good idea to be prepared and to have some basic supplies on hand and to keep a few things in mind. For starters ask yourself, is this animal a pet? Or it this an animal that will be…

Keeping Animals Warm in Cold Temperatures

Cold Temperatures

Winter can be a slog through cold mud that won’t freeze or a frozen tundra to slip on. Be it cold rain or a blizzard, farmers can’t take a bad weather day off from going out and taking care of their animals. And when we’re done with chores, we can come back inside to the…