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 goats, ranging from pasture management to home-raised milk. However, there is a particular zoonotic disease to remember.
A bat lives as a small, unassuming creature. Most people fear them, and rightly so. Bats are known vectors of rabies. But, they should be thought of as protectors of humans. Bats silently guard us nightly from diseases such as West Nile, Zika, chikungunya, and dengue fever. For example, the little brown bat can eat Continue Reading
It’s springtime again, and you should already have your mare booked to a stallion. If you have a Quarter Horse, you have the advantage of being able to utilize artificial insemination. If you choose live cover, there are a few infectious diseases you should be concerned about. One foreign animal disease (FAD) to remember is Continue Reading
When the impossible becomes possible, fear ensues When Hannibal, his army, and approximately 40 elephants geared for battle crossed the Alps into Italy, he struck fear into the heart of Rome. At the time the Romans and virtually everyone except Hannibal believed the Alps represented a natural and complete barrier to invasion. When the impossible Continue Reading
Peste des petits ruminants. While it is French, it is not something fancy that you would want to receive as a gift from your beloved. It is commonly referred to as sheep plague or goat plague and is decimating the small ruminate population in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The most recent outbreak has Continue Reading