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Horses can have allergic reactions, know the symptoms

Horses can have allergic reactions, know the symptoms

Horse Health: There are multiple triggers that 
can cause either skin or respiratory reaction

Reading Time: 3 minutes Horses, just like humans, can and do get allergies. Although allergies in horses are not fully understood, we do know that the root cause lies in the immune system. The body becomes hypersensitive and appears to “overreact” to seemingly innocuous substances called allergens. Histamine, a naturally occurring hormone in the body, reaches overly high levels, […] Read more

Cows in pasture

Preventing negative side-effects of vaccinations in cattle

Beef 911: Vaccinating is a great tool, but producers need vaccination protocols and should be ready to deal with their negative effects

Reading Time: 4 minutes There is now a multitude of vaccines on the market for all facets of the beef and dairy industry. Vaccinating has become part of the biosecurity program on your farm, ranch or dairy. It is good for our industry as it controls disease, minimizes antibiotic use, improves production, and decreases death or losses from abortion. […] Read more