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  • Fall Dangers

    With fall just around the corner and school in session new dangers present themselves to your pets.    

  • Preconditioning Fall Calves

    Preconditioning is a management method to decrease disease susceptibility in calves while reducing stress in order to prepare them for weaning and sale.

  • IMPORTANT: Anaplasmosis time in Cattle

    Anaplasmosis

    Cattle of all ages may become infected with anaplasmosis, but the severity of illness increases with age. Calves under 6 months of age seldom show enough signs to indicate that they are infected. Cattle 6 months to 3 years of age become increasingly ill, and more deaths occur with advancing age. After 3 years of age, 30 to 50 percent of cattle with clinical anaplasmosis die if untreated.

  • Email, Texts, and Postcards

    New to SVVH!!!  We are now using texting and email for reminders for your pets.

  • NEW: K-Laser Treatment now available

    Laser therapy is now available at SVVH.  

  • How Does Your Herd Measure Up?

    Most of you will have weaned your spring calves by the time you read this article. So, how did they do? The common answer is, "Well, they weaned at so many pounds." This is like asking a college football addict to describe his team's last game with one statistic — there are many other factors to tally other than calf weaning weight.

  • Canine and Feline Heartworm Disease

    Dogs

    The domestic dog and some wild canids are the normal definitive hosts for heartworms and thus serve as the main reservoir of infection. Even less suitable hosts, such as cats and ferrets, occasionally have low-level, transient microfilaremia and therefore, theoretically, may serve as a limited source of infection for mosquitoes during these short periods of microfilaremia. The Culex spp mosquito

  • Fly Control in Cattle

    There are three fly species that economically impact pastured cattle; Horn Fly, Face Fly, and Stable Fly

  • Herd Health Program

    To ensure you're providing your cattle herd with the best care, check out our herd health program. 

  • Ergot Poisoning

    Description
    Ergot is a fungus that lives as a parasite in the blossoms of grass. When the grass heads are nearly mature, it appears as jumbo grains protruding from the heads. Ergot grains, which are fungus bodies and not seeds, are several to many times the size of the grass seed. They are dark violet to almost black and are curved, hard, and hornlike. Ergot varies in abundance from year to year. The most common ergot endophyte around the north central Kansas area is Claviceps Purpurea .

  • Grass Tetany

    Grass Tetany/ Milk Fever/Winter Tetany/ Wheat Staggers

  • IMPORTANT: Anaplasmosis time in Cattle

    Anaplasmosis

    Cattle of all ages may become infected with anaplasmosis, but the severity of illness increases with age. Calves under 6 months of age seldom show enough signs to indicate that they are infected. Cattle 6 months to 3 years of age become increasingly ill, and more deaths occur with advancing age. After 3 years of age, 30 to 50 percent of cattle with clinical anaplasmosis die if untreated.

     

  • HOWLiday Disasters and CATastropies

    Holidays and visitors can pose a special challenge to your pets.  Keep your pets away from certain foods and medications while celebrating with family.  Read to find out which ones. 

  • Hunting Dog Care and Electronic Collar Basics

    Fall has officially landed with cool crisp mornings, shorter and shorter days, the craving for an apple, and the sound of gunshots in the distance.  With fall comes hunting season and although some have already started, pheasant season is still to come.  Is your 4-legged hunting buddy ready?

  • Common Mineral Problems