LOTS OF PNEUMONIA IN WEANED CALVES
We have been seeing a lot and answering a lot of questions about pneumonia in weaned calves. Some of the problems are in home raised calves and some in purchased calves. The most important factor is to watch these calves carefully and treat at the first signs of droopiness or “ain’t doing right.” Otherwise, the first signs you will see will be a dead calf!
We have diagnosed mycoplasma, biberstenia and histophilus somnus in calves so far this year. “What are those?” You are thinking. These are less common organisms that cause pneumonia. All are tough to vaccinate against. They cause the worst problems in combination with each other or other stressors.
A baby’s first birthday is a bittersweet milestone for parents because it’s hard to believe how much their son or daughter changed in just a year. When compared with the lifespan of our pets, it’s important to note that our pets age more quickly than we do. Although our pets reach their “golden years” at varying times based on breed, size and species, at Lancaster Veterinary Clinic we recommend bi-annual preventive care exams starting when your pet reaches his senior years. Because of pet’s accelerated aging, new health concerns can appear in very subtle ways, and early detection is the key to keeping your pet as healthy as possible.
Most Common Health Conditions of Older Pets
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CAT CLINIC
We were pleased to have castrated over 350 cats at our free clinic this year. We had 5 vets working including Meghan from the clinic in Montfort. With the help of all the staff plus 5 volunteers, we were able to get the cats all done before noon. It was a busy morning, but everything ran smoothly. Thanks to all who brought in cats and spread the word of the event.
We appreciate all the hard work from our staff getting things set up in the garage and outside to direct people. Thanks to everyone for their patience. We are glad to provide this community service.
Watch for next year’s event the 2nd Saturday in October 2018.