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PBS Animal Health Learning Center

Learning Center

We’re farmers too, so while we carry the best products for your animals, we also want to share our insights about trending industry topics, animal health issues and solutions that can benefit your operation. Whether you’re interested in cattle and calves, other livestock or companion animals (horses, dogs and cats), we can help! The experts at PBS Animal Health will be adding to this weekly so check back often for new insights. 

Do you have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future? Send us your ideas to email@pbsanimalhealth.com for consideration.

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Rodent Control Solutions and Tips

Mention the Rat Pack and most people think Sinatra and Co. But for livestock operations, the rats in residency at their facilities are of an entirely different caliber. Rats, mice, and voles like to overstay their welcome. But the health and safety of both humans and animals on the farm depend on timely evictions. Here we’ll talk about the importance of both rodent-proofing and managing the rodent population that’s already inside using baits, glue boards, traps, and more.
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Are You Ready for Fall Deworming?

Prevention management is key when it comes to internal parasites in cattle. While there are ways to limit exposure to various worms, lice, mites, flies and grubs, fall deworming gives the animals a healthy head start into the winter.
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Animal Antibiotic Changes are Coming in 2023. How Will They Impact Access to Everyday Medications?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in June 2021 that all medically important antimicrobials for food-producing animals and pets will move from over-the-counter (OTC) to prescription (Rx) effective June 2023.
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Skip the Scours. Start with First Defense!

Managing a herd of breeding cows requires significant knowledge, precise timing and a sizable investment to succeed. With so many variables that can affect the success of the operation, wouldn’t it help to secure proven tools that protect this investment for the long haul?
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The PBS Animal Health 5 Point Promise – Vaccines Done Right!

When you order something as important as an animal vaccine, you want to be confident that your vaccine source is taking the necessary steps to control storage temperatures and ensure viability.
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The Smart, Simple and Safe Animal Pharmacy You Need

Producers and pet owners alike trust and value the easy prescription medication ordering process at PBS Animal Health. But you may not know about a NEW service where we call the veterinarian to verify prescriptions for you. Ordering has never been easier, even with the required paperwork.
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Inflation is Tough on Farmers. Saving is Easy at PBS Animal Health.

Farming is not for the faint of heart and requires true grit every day, all day long. Caring for animals, growing food, and tending to the farm and land is a lifestyle and a special calling with long hours, loads of responsibility, and more dimensions than many people realize. These days, inflation is sucking the livelihood out of that lifestyle.
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Calf Stressed After Weaning? FerAppease Can Help.

Animal handling is stressful, especially on calves. Weaning is at the top of that list and the process can lead calves to cry, lose weight and get sick. When these things happen, it also inflicts stress on the humans managing their care, not to mention the bottom line.
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Pregnancy Testing Cows Has Never Been Easier

Attention cattle producers! If you dread the process – and the expense – for determining the pregnancy status of breeding females in your herd, we’ve got great news for you. The IDEXX Alertys OnFarm Pregnancy Test is a complete game-changer.
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5 Tips for a Successful Fall Calving Season

The first 24 hours in a calf’s life are the most crucial for its survival. We know it’s been a journey and an investment getting to this point, so we want to help make this critical time easier for you.
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How to Help Prevent, Treat and Control Pinkeye in Livestock

Are you thinking pink? Pinkeye, that is – and how it can affect your cattle herd? A single cow with pinkeye can lead to, dare we say, an “udder” mess in your operation. While treatment is possible once it’s caught, prevention is a far more cost-effective and reliable strategy.
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How to Handle Lice in Your Herd

Think your insect problems will solve themselves come winter? Think again. Lice love the winter, and they’re ready to find a host in your herd. hese tiny, wingless insects give cattle irritated, itchy skin by either sucking or biting them.
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Find the Best Fly Bait for Your Operation

If your operation is booming, chances are your fly population is too. Tis the season to Fight Filthy Flies! These pests are capable of far more than simply bothering us and our animals – they can carry diseases and even affect animal output.
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The Problem with Horse Flies – and What to Do About Them

Sweet, sweet summertime is here. And when the heat is on, so are the horse flies! These pesky insects can cause quite the problem for humans and horses alike. Whether you’re casually riding, grooming or competing in a stadium event, a 1,000-pound horse’s reaction to a horse fly bite can cause serious injury.
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Essential Dog Vaccines List

Is your dog due for one or more vaccines? While vaccines prepare every dog’s immune system to minimize and prevent illness, vaccine timing and frequency can vary based on a dog’s age and individual risk factors like their breed, living environment/region, and more.
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Selecting the Right Needle and Syringe Combos

Do you often feel like your head is spinning when it comes time to shop for needles and syringes? You’re not alone. Understanding injectable products – and the proper administration of those products using the proper tools – can feel like a chore most days.
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