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Thanksgiving Food Safety

If you prefer to listen to podcasts, feel free to play the audio version of this blog by clicking on the player above. Podcast: Thanksgiving Food SafetyLength: 2 min 14 secondsWritten and read by the author

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Mosquito Menace On the Move

In some parts of the country, fall has arrived.  Unfortunately, in South Texas, we never really make the transition to fall colors, pumpkin spice, or crisp sunrises.  What we settle for instead, is cooling weather and decreasing hordes of blood thirsty mosquitoes.  These aerial vampires not only cause intense irritation and itching from bites, they also transmit many serious diseases.

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Another Shrimp FAD?

In our last podcast, we introduced our listeners to the basics of farmed Pacific white shrimp.  But, with any commercial livestock operation comes increased risk of disease.  The first disease we discussed was infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV).  First reported this year, IHHNV was not the first shrimp FAD to occur in the US.

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The Other Side of an FAD

When we discuss foreign animal diseases, we usually think of mammals, with the occasional bird outbreak.  But, in the field of veterinary medicine, we treat all species.  Texas has extremely varied geographic terrain, allowing many different species to call this home. Farmed Pacific white shrimp offers a sustainable source of fresh shrimp to many areas across the globe.  The practice

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P-Value, the False Idol (revisited)

The most powerful woman in the world blinded her own son to uphold her beliefs Gorgeous, brilliant, and powerful, the Empress Irene perched upon her throne and contemplated her Eastern Roman Empire. She sought to reunite it with the West through marriage with none other than Charlemagne. Luckily for the great Carolingian king, pleuritis killed him shortly before the wedding.

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Vacation Gifts No One Wants to Receive

Vacation season draws to a close.  School will soon start back.  Many people enjoyed a relaxing getaway, and perhaps stayed in a nice hotel.  In the recent outbreak of pneumonia in Atlanta, Georgia, we are reminded that occasionally people come home from vacation with more than a tan and some great memories. This particular type of pneumonia is not contagious

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Another Shrimp FAD?

In our last podcast, we introduced our listeners to the basics of farmed Pacific white shrimp.  But, with any commercial livestock operation comes increased risk

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The Other Side of an FAD

When we discuss foreign animal diseases, we usually think of mammals, with the occasional bird outbreak.  But, in the field of veterinary medicine, we treat

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Bugs for Breakfast?

We are at the peak of summer equine activities: fairs, rodeos, trail rides, weekend ropings.  Unfortunately, many horse owners elect to stay home to protect

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Superfunds Near You

Congress enacted the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) on December 11, 1980.  Commonly referred to as Superfund, the Act created a tax

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Bugs for Breakfast?

We are at the peak of summer equine activities: fairs, rodeos, trail rides, weekend ropings.  Unfortunately, many horse owners elect to stay home to protect

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Disaster Preparedness

Disaster preparedness is becoming a common theme in the news these days.  From floods, fires, tornados, and hurricanes, a disaster is occurring somewhere every day. 

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Superfunds Near You

Congress enacted the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) on December 11, 1980.  Commonly referred to as Superfund, the Act created a tax

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Why We Love Goats!

Are goats man’s second best friend? They certainly hold the qualifications. In addition to companionship, they have been providing resources to humans for thousands of

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Most Everybody Poops

Some animals don't poop Most everyone has heard of the Japanese book titled, “Everybody Poops.” It tackles the issue of shame that surrounds defecation but

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Go Bag Basics

What is a Go Bag?  It is a supply kit for each individual for at least 72 hours of food, water, medication, and clothing.   Each

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First Aid Basics

No one wants to deal with a medical emergency.  They are never planned, and always seem to occur at the least opportune time.  You can

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Bovine Vaccines

Cattle herds of all sizes benefit from the protection of herd immunity.  This is achieved by annual vaccination of all animals against diseases that are

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Another Shrimp FAD?

In our last podcast, we introduced our listeners to the basics of farmed Pacific white shrimp.  But, with any commercial livestock operation comes increased risk

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Raccoon Roundworm

Baylisascaris procyonis is the name of the roundworm found in raccoons.  It does infect other wildlife species (e.g., skunks, bears) and domestic dogs.  People are

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Rabies

If you prefer to listen to podcasts, feel free to play the audio version of this blog by clicking on the player above. Podcast: Rabies

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Bugs for Breakfast?

We are at the peak of summer equine activities: fairs, rodeos, trail rides, weekend ropings.  Unfortunately, many horse owners elect to stay home to protect

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Rabbit Fever

If you prefer to listen to podcasts, feel free to play the audio version of this blog by clicking on the player above. Podcast: Rabbit

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Biosecurity

Biosecurity is a very important aspect of any size operation, from a handful of chickens in the backyard to large commercial swine operations.  The purpose

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I DO Give a Gram!

The Gram Stain differentiates gram-positive bacteria, which have one membrane, from gram-negative, which have two. We glean significant information from gram-typing, whether you are a

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Don’t Share the Orf!

Hopefully after Dr. Lee’s series of Goatcasts, you are seriously entertaining the thought of adding goats to your operation. There are many benefits to having

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Opossum Disease: EPM

Omnivorous opossums creep quietly through the night, in search of a meal of just about anything.   Many benefits come from having opossums for neighbors, including

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Micronutrients, Part 1

Nutrition remains a complex and fluid subject for most producers.  Keeping livestock at peak production means providing the best nutrition possible.  For ease of discussion,

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Virulent Newcastle Disease

The US is currently battling another foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak.  Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) made its way into southern California and continues to spread. 

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Well Cholera Me Crazy

Well, cholera me crazy to be talking about cholera in 2018. Isn’t this what my great-grandfathers’ dad had to worry about when horses where transport

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Micronutrients, Part 3

Adult livestock tend to resist the effects of mineral deficiency better than young animals.  Increased demands from growth and decreased body reserves put young animals

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Maggots Among Us, Part 2

In the previous post, we introduced the Old World (OWS) and New World (NWS) screwworms.  Both species have many common characteristics.  Here, we discuss lifecycles

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Bobcat Fever

First described in Missouri in 1970, Cytauxzoon felis is a tick-transmitted protozoan within the family Theileriidae.  Bobcats and recovered domestic cats act as reservoir hosts

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Who is C. chauvoei?

Weaning will be upon us sooner than expected.  Are your calves ready?  Are they protected from blackleg? All breeds of calves are susceptible to blackleg,

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FAMACHA

Drug resistance affects all species, across the spectrum of all drug classes.  Antibiotic resistance appears in the news frequently.  Less popular, but just as concerning,

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