Santa Paws is Coming to Town

With all the hustle and bustle during the holiday season,Boone-Holiday  it’s easy to forget to include your pet in the fun and traditions. From presents to treats, there are many ways to help your furry family members feel included during this busy time of year.

Here are 5 ways to include your pet this holiday season:

  1. Photos with Santa.  It’s becoming more and more popular that many large-scale pet stores, such as PetSmart and Petco, have certain days or events during this time of year that Santa will be in-store to take pictures with your pet. What better way to include your pet during the holidays and also have a Christmas keepsake! Continue reading “Santa Paws is Coming to Town”

10 Ways to Stay Healthy at Work This Holiday Season

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Photo by: Derek Simpson

Just because you’re at work does not mean you can’t take care of yourself – in fact you need to be more focused on ways to be healthy. You are spending quite a bit of time there, why not try to make it most of it – here are 10 ways to try to stay healthier at work this holiday season or anytime of the year!

  1. Wash your hands. Washing your hands is the #1 way you can prevent getting sick! There is no such thing as washing your hands too much – although you might dry out your hands. Nothing a little lotion can’t fix. While it seems obvious, most don’t take it as serious as they should, so wash your hands before you eat, after the restroom and after sneezing or coughing.
  2. Drink more water. Be sure you are drinking enough water – 8 to 10 glasses every day. An easy way to do this is by bringing a 20-ounce bottle of water to work. Try to finish it by lunch, fill it up it again and finish that by 2 p.m., the third by 5 p.m., this can help keep you hydrated. Continue reading “10 Ways to Stay Healthy at Work This Holiday Season”

The Benefits of Reduced or Low-Stress Livestock Handling

Brought to you by Merck Animal Health

Handling livestock, whether to provide routine care or for treatment of sickness, is a common and often unavoidable part of livestock production.

However, there are instances where handling can be avoided, and it is important to be aware of the performance effects that livestock handling may have.

Why low stress and non-handling matters

There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that cows are affected by the stress of handling, and this stress can greatly impact growth, health and reproduction and, ultimately, your bottom line. Continue reading “The Benefits of Reduced or Low-Stress Livestock Handling”

Product Spotlight: Healthy Flock Single Dose Packs


  • Products: Single Dose Packs – DuraStat, Layer Boost, Probiotics Daily, Vitamins & Electrolytes
  • Product Size: Single Serve Packet
  • Ideal for Chicken Owners and Chick Owners
  • Benefits by Product:
    • DuraStat with Oregano – A source of oregano, cinnamon and essential oils. All-natural alternative to stimulate water intake & enhance immunity.
    • Layer Boost – Contains a source of Marigold & Vitamin D3 and will help to improves the quality & quantity of eggs.
    • Probiotics Daily – Contains a source of live (viable), naturally occurring microorganisms. Supports avian digestive health and nutrient absorption.
    • Vitamins & Electrolytes – Aids in hydration & nutrition for a fast start and is a nutritional source of essential vitamins & electrolytes.
  • Each product has a best used time, but all may be used simultaneously with other Durvet poultry soluble products.
    • DuraStat with Oregano – When antibiotics are not desired.
    • Layer Boost – Ideal for laying hens.
    • Probiotics Daily – Can be used in ALL poultry.
    • Vitamins & Electrolytes – Ideal for young chicks.

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Modern Bovine Products: All-Natural Ingredients That Match or Outperform Antibiotics

The Durvet staff, along with several of our vendor partners, have been planning for the changes in VFD and antibiotic laws…and the decline and departure of use of antibiotics…since the upcoming changes were first announced several years ago.

Working with our vendor partners we’ve sourced modern technologies to utilize all-natural ingredients that match or outperform antibiotics.

Calf herdIt’s well known that the long-term use of feed antibiotics has led to new strains of pathogens that are resistant to feed antibiotics.

Additionally, a primary source of intestinal infections in bovine is linked to the Rota and Corona viruses (which have never been susceptible to antibiotics).

Consequently, we see a huge potential for the transition to all-natural therapy in the calf care industry. Continue reading “Modern Bovine Products: All-Natural Ingredients That Match or Outperform Antibiotics”

Product Spotlight: Down 2 Earth – Diatomaceous Earth


  • Product Size: 2lb Shaker Jar
  • Ideal for animal owners and gardners
  • Benefits:
    • Food Grade with no added chemicals
    • The high absorption capacity of Down2Earth™ DE makes it an ideal blending agent for use in animal feed to eliminate clumping, especially with bulk storage and transfer applications.
    • It’s an inert carrier and an effective anti-caking additive for animal feed. Use up to 2% by weight in manufactured feeds, or as an additive in daily feed rations.
  • Can be used all year round
  • To be used for various livestock, equine, dog, rabbits, swine species and plants including: Bovid: Beef, Bison, Dairy, Deer, Goats, Sheep, etc. Camelids: Alpacas, Llamas, etc. Poultry: Chicken, Duck, Emu, Goose, Ostrich, Pigeon, Quail, etc. Rodents: Chinchillas, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, etc.

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10 Things You Need to Know About Chickens

chickensThere are some things you can’t learn in a book or research online. Sometimes you just have to learn by doing.

Having your own flock means getting your hands dirty, learning the ins and outs, and understanding what to do and what NOT to do.

We thought after reading books and asking friends we had learned enough, but after having them for awhile, what we really learned is just how wrong we were!

With that in mind, here are 10 things you need to know about chickens:


Not only will you want more than one, chickens are social creatures and they need companions. You should never have just one bird. They need a flock to feel secure. Continue reading “10 Things You Need to Know About Chickens”