Ask the Vet Live segment on equine botulism tonight

Want to learn more about equine botulism? Tune into The Horse.com’s Ask the Vet Live segment at 8 p.m. EST tonight for information on the disease, from risk factors to signs and symptoms.

The segment will feature Neogen’s Director of Professional Services Dr. James Little and Dr. Allison Stewart, a professor of equine internal medicine […]

Canine hypothyroidism: What is it and how is it treated?

Dr. James Little Director of professional services, Neogen

 

When a dog’s body chemistry is off, the health effects can be significant.

This is especially true when it comes to the endocrine system, which regulates hormones. Although dogs may be affected by a range of endocrine issues, hypothyroidism is thought to be one of […]

The Monday links: Tax Day edition

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food safety

Obama administration seeks FDA funding increase for FSMA implementation – Food Safety News

The White House’s budget includes a 20 percent increase for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

Keep your holidays merry and bright with these animal safety tips

It’s a busy time of year. People are coming and going, houses are dripping with sparkly decorations and cookies are everywhere. But, in order for the holiday season to go smoothly for everyone it’s important to be mindful of pets so holiday celebrations don’t end at the vet’s office (unless you’re bringing the vet a […]

Don’t forget your vitamins: Cattle and vitamin E absorption

By James Little, DVM

Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian

The fat soluble vitamins (e.g., vitamins A, D, E, and K) play important roles in the bodies of many species including bovine. One of the critical roles is the support they provide to the immune system in its response to infectious […]

Warming up for Thanksgiving: Pet safety

We all know the look.

It most commonly appears around mealtimes and kicks into high gear during especially big feasts, such as Thanksgiving.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we’re talking about the puppy eyes.

Who can blame pets for doing a little extra begging when the dining room table is laden with delights such as turkey […]

Part three: Equine biosecurity – what does it mean?

Moderator’s note: This is the final post in a three part series on equine biosecurity. To read part one on general biosecurity and vaccinations, click here. To read part two on isolating horses, click here.

By James Little, DVM

Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian

Neogen

Rodent and […]

Part two: Equine biosecurity – what does it mean?

Moderator’s note: This is the second in a three part series on equine biosecurity. To read part one on general biosecurity and vaccinations, click here. Part three will be posted Friday.

By James Little, DVM

Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian

Neogen

Prevent contact

Many equine contagious diseases […]

Part one: Equine biosecurity – what does it mean?

Moderator’s note: This is the first in a three part series on equine biosecurity. Part two will be posted Thursday and part three will be posted Friday.

By James Little, DVM

Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian

Neogen

Biosecurity is a word that we often see written and […]