Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season…By Mike Gallagher

mike gallagherPost written by Mike Gallagher, Sales Coordinator

When they asked me to write this blog, I thought I needed to do some research so I could sound like a professional.

Everything I found involving pets and Christmas paraphernalia tended to be negative….things like pets consuming things they shouldn’t, which resulted in diarrhea, vomiting or even worse. Wow! Not a good way to enjoy the holidays.

From a personal standpoint, if our two Shih Tzu’s got into something they shouldn’t during the holidays, I would be the one expected to clean up the debris from a good case of diarrhea or vomit. You see, my wife becomes ill at the sight of such nonsense, so I draw the short straw on the deal. Continue reading “Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season…By Mike Gallagher”

It’s Time to Prepare Your Horses for Winter…By Kassie Kreissler

Kassie KreisslerPost written by Kassie Kreissler, Marketing Specialist | Event Coordinator | Social Media Expert | Live Music Supporter | Rancher | Horse Trainer

It’s getting to be that time of the year – less daylight hours and more hair starting to grow on  your horse’s coat.

That means it’s time to prepare for Old Man Winter. Use the tips below to help protect you, your horse, barn, and trailer from sleet, snow, mud and the bitter cold that winter brings with it. Continue reading “It’s Time to Prepare Your Horses for Winter…By Kassie Kreissler”

VFD Final Update and Resources

vfdAs the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) implementation deadline approaches, Durvet offers a central resource for “all things VFD”.

We hope it’s helpful to you and your customers. Click on any of the links below for more information. Continue reading “VFD Final Update and Resources”

Through a Horse’s Eyes…By Jordan Sanders

Post written by Jordan Sanders, Regional Sales Manager – Midwest

img_1780I was fortunate enough to grow up around horses and compete in team roping jackpots and rodeos, and I continue to do so today.

I learned this hobby by spending many, many hours in the barn roping the steer horns on a bale of hay, and running countless steers in the practice arena.

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned through rodeo was how to see something from a different perspective… my horse’s.

A good horse is a crucial part of having success in the team roping arena. Some say it’s 90% of how successful you are! In my early days of roping, I would get my horses saddled and go to the arena and rope as many steers as I could in one day.

That’s what all of my buddies and I did. And that’s how we got better. As the days went by and the steers got roped, my roping was improving but my horses weren’t progressing as I’d hoped. Continue reading “Through a Horse’s Eyes…By Jordan Sanders”

How to Prepare Your Chickens for Winter…By Kassie Kreissler

Kassie KreisslerPost written by Kassie Kreissler, Marketing Specialist | Event Coordinator | Social Media Expert | Live Music Supporter | Rancher | Horse Trainer

Winter can be a tough time of the year for those of us who raise chickens.

We’re faced with dark and cold mornings, continual temperature drops, and decreased egg production.

The good news? Winter doesn’t have to be detrimental to us or our chickens. We can several steps to prepare the coop and hens for winter just like we do everything else around the farm.  Continue reading “How to Prepare Your Chickens for Winter…By Kassie Kreissler”

Flying the Friendly Skies? A Tale of Two Airline Experiences…By Mark Niblo

mark-nibloPost written by Mark Niblo, Marketing Director at Durvet | Long Distance Runner | Iowa by Birth-Kansas City by Choice

I fly often for work and I think I notice things over time that the occasional vacation traveler probably doesn’t.

I fly Airline A most of the time and I have gotten to where I really like them. They’re almost always on time, don’t have an “Executive Lounge”, and they don’t give me free First Class seating on their planes.

I fly them because they have respect for all of their passengers and treat everyone like First Class travelers.  

My bag fees are included in the price of my ticket and I get to choose my seat. If I don’t get a good seat, it’s because I forgot to check in on time… not because they decided I wasn’t worthy of anything but their most uncomfortable seats in the middle of the row, all the way to the back of the plane. Continue reading “Flying the Friendly Skies? A Tale of Two Airline Experiences…By Mark Niblo”

2016 Has Been a Tough Year for Agriculture

Post written by the Durvet Team

2016 has been a tough year for agriculture.

Whether you’re involved with livestock production or farming, it’s been harsh. Prices this year have been depressed throughout the year for most segments.

cattle_1Cattle prices have been cut almost in half compared to what they were in 2013. Hog prices have fallen from record highs in 2014 to their lowest levels since 2009.

Corn and Soybeans have been hard hit as well. The average price per bushel of corn is only half the value vs. what they were valued in 2012. Soybeans have lost one-third of their value from 2011.

What does that mean for the average family farm? Continue reading “2016 Has Been a Tough Year for Agriculture”