Beef Research School: Pain Mitigation in Beef Cows

In a new video from the Beef Research School series, Dr. John Campbell of the University of Saskatchewan explains the importance of dehorning, castrating and branding calves at the youngest age possible and discusses the most efficient use of pain mitigating drugs during these painful husbandry procedures.   More information on this video can be found at www.BeefResearch.ca   Our own Dr. Nathan Erickson will also be presenting at the UCVM Beef Cattle Conference on mitigation of pain in calves at spring turnout.  He will also address the growing need for the industry to assess itself and the image portrayed to the general public,...

VVV Episode 4: It's Branding Time!

  Lets hope Dr. Dorin is a better vet than he is a roper!  

USDA Issues Final Rule to Amend Labeling Provision...

VAHS|Cody Creelman|May 23/2013 The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a final rule concerning the labeling provisions for muscle cut commodities covered under the Country of Origin Labeling requirement. The USDA will publish the final rule on May 24, 2013 with the Federal Register. Under the final rule, modification of the labeling requirements will require that origin designations be applied to muscle cut commodities including origin designations about where each of the productions steps (i.e. born, raised, slaughtered) occurred and also removes the allowance for the commingling of muscle...

VVV Episode 3: Miniature Donkey Post-Anesthesia

We were called out to perform a routine castration on  a miniature donkey. Donkeys, especially miniature ones, are very resistant to anesthesia and so to compensate, veterinarians must give a stronger dosage to donkeys than they would a horse for the same procedure. Check out this little guy as he wakes up after his anesthesia.

VVV Episode 2: Breeding Soundness Exams in a Nutsh...

Ever wonder what actually encompasses a springtime bull breeding soundness exam? Dr. Creelman shows us how: Do a physical exam, measure scrotal circumference, perform a rectal examination, insert a probe, collect a sample, and then analyze the sample for sperm quality. Simple, right?   Stay tuned to vahs.net for an article coming soon that explains the breeding soundness exam in more detail.  

Introducing VVV: VAHS Vine Videos & Episode 1

Heard of the new app Vine?  Its a free download on Apple & Android products that lets you make and post short videos. We’re one of the first veterinary practices in North America to start using it to enrich our  follower experience by showing 6 second videos about who we are and what we do on a daily basis. Follow us on Vine itself (VAHS Cody Creelman), follow us on Twitter (@VetPracticeVAHS) to see these new videos  or stay tuned to our website as we’ll be posting them here too!     VVV Episode 1: A Nice, Easy Calving So fast it was over before I could take my phone...