July 25, 2013

Charles in Charge

    LDA in Cows

  • Even a textbook case of displaced abomasum can turn dangerous if diagnosed weeks after occurrence, sometimes leading to ulcers and deteriorating further into a life-threatening infection.

  • Malocclusions in Rabbits

  • While misaligned frontal (incisor) teeth in young rabbits can be the result of heredity, birth defect, or early trauma to the tooth site, in older rabbits they can signal a more serious problem with a rabbit's molars.

  • Rabbit incisors grow an average of 2 to 2.4 millimeters per week.

  • K-9 Bone Injuries

  • Affectedness of the joints in a dog's fractured paw dramatically increases the likelihood of arthritis and chronic pain.

  • Barn Cats/Cat Disgestive Systems

  • If a cat starts to show blood in its vomit after swallowing an irritant, red blood is a good indicator that the cat has begun to bleed around the esophagus, whereas dark brown blood indicates the problem is likely further down the digestive tract.

  • Mare Birthing

  • Even in healthy horse births, if the placenta remains more than three hours in the mare after a the foal is born, the placenta is considered "retained," and must be removed through alternative measures.

  • Cow Leg Fractures

  • While older cows are most commonly euthanized after breaking a major bone, bone fractures are typically found in those younger than one year old.

  • Horse Teeth

  • The term, "floating," as it relates to filing down horse teeth, was actually coined as a masonry and carpentry term, referring to the act of smoothing plaster.

  • Goat Dehorning

  • To reduce the risk of horns returning, the recommended time to "disbud" a goat is when it's 3 to 7 days old.

  • "Flying B Ranch"

  • In 1970, the bus later used to transport guests from airstrip to lodge was floated 60 miles down the Middle Fork River on a pontoon to the Flying B Ranch.

  • The Flying B Ranch lies 3600 feet above sea level.

  • Skeet shooting was originally called, "shooting around the clock," with a course designed in a 50-yard circle.


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