10 Ways to Stay Healthy at Work This Holiday Season

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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”

Product Spotlight: Healthy Flock Single Dose Packs

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  • 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.

Related Products

Poultry Power

Down 2 Earth

Product Spotlight: Down 2 Earth – Diatomaceous Earth

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  • 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.

Related Products

Vitamins & Electrolytes – 8 oz package

DurVite Multi-Species Conditioning Supplement

Product Spotlight: SoreEze Liniment

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  • Product Size: 16 oz bottle
  • Ideal for equine owners
  • Benefits:
    • Can be used on the poll, back, neck, legs, hock, knees and hoof to help reduce soft tissue discomfort.
    • Ingredients are simple, the effectiveness is not.
    • Contains only all-natural, gentle ingredients making it safe for the most sensitive skinned horses.
    • The liquid constancy is ideal for application on long haired coats.
  • Best used to help reduce pain and inflammation in soft tissue.
  • For use on all classes of horses

Related Products

SoreEze Gelotion

SoreEze Poultice

Product Spotlight: Styptic Powder

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  • Product Size: 14 grams
  • Ideal for dog, cat and bird owners
  • Benefits:
    • Stops bleeding fast!
    • Easy to use for minor cuts or nail clippings.
    • Apply a pinch of Styptic Powder to the bleeding area, usingmoderate pressure until bleeding stops.
  • Can be used anytime of the year, when animals are in need.
  • Approved for used on dogs, cats, and birds.

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Durvet Flea & Tick Powder

No-Bit IGR Mist

AquaVet Urgent Update: Hurricane and Flooding Recovery

Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Water is one of our most precious commodities, and it requires good management practices and special care when affected by flooding.

Here are some helpful tips for those of you who have dealers and pond customers affected by these storms.

Rule #1. Be Safe

Personal safety should be the top priority. During a flood, on-site owners and families should be careful of: electrocution from downed power lines, carbon monoxide from gas breaks, structural instability of buildings and infrastructure, hazardous material spills, floating debris, and waterborne pathogens.

Make sure electricity sources are inspected and that aerators and fountains are working properly. Drain galleys and wells using sump pumps to allow critical components to dry out and allow for visual inspection before attempting to restart.

Before a start-up can happen ensure that power is secured, check pumps, and examine for structural damage. Start up and inspect each piece of equipment one at a time to avoid overloading another system.

Only once your equipment has been inspected and cleared should it be re-deployed.

Flooding-1When your family is safe and infrastructure has been thoroughly checked attention can be turned to rehabilitating affected ponds and lakes.

First, attempt to limit as much inflow to ponds or lakes as possible to prevent further contamination, then consider treatment to repair any damage already in place.

AquaVet treatment options that can help recovery

Bacteria and mosquito larvae are plentiful post flood and flourish with warm temperatures. Fortunately, they are also vulnerable to copper rich environments.

AquaVet Algae Control products offer a unique copper technology that keeps copper suspended in a solution to control algae and other single cell organisms. This can be very helpful in the elimination of bacteria and mosquitoes and is safe for use in livestock drinking water tanks.

Relying on native microorganisms to recover sufficiently after a flood event can take weeks or months to achieve full recovery. Commercial
bio-augmentation products, like AquaVet Bio Lake Cleaner, can provide a high concentration of diversified microbes that can rapidly accelerate water cleanup.

Documentation

FloodingConsider documenting as much of the inflow of materials into your pond/lake as well as the steps taken to recover the body of water as possible.

This type of documentation will be invaluable when it comes time to work with insurance companies, FEMA, EPA and state level environmental regulators. Use this documentation to help develop preparedness and response plans for future events.

Financial Help

EPA Federal Assistance Funding Opportunities

Additional Help

Please contact the following individuals directly for questions on pond or lake water clean up:

Joe Schneider

sea7js@gmail.com

260.348.3255

Mike Gallagher

mikeg@durvet.com

800.821.5570

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SEA7 Technologies, Inc.

260.348.3255

sea7js@gmail.com

Sea 7 Technologies, Inc. is a leader in freshwater management and biological solutions. Together with our Durvet customers, partners and the farm retail community, we improve water aesthetics and healthy performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping build better lives. As the US leader in providing aquatic retail tools, formulation of exclusive prevention methods, and enzyme & microbial technologies our innovation enables better understanding of pond and lake management for farms, potable, recreational, golf course irrigation, fishing and livestock drinking water, ponds and tanks.

Trade Shows In Motion

Tradeshow Highlights 2017 (2)As Fall trade show season is in full swing, we wanted to take a look back to reflect on some of our main takeaways and reasons why these long days are worth it.

Whether you’ve been an attendee at a trade show, been a host of a trade show or participated as a vendor, we hope you agree that trade shows are beneficial and worth the time and effort we all put into them. Continue reading “Trade Shows In Motion”