5 Common Chicken Diseases Every Chicken Keeper Should Know About

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

Being a chicken owner means being well-versed in care for your flock.

Most tend to be easy keepers, but occasionally (just as we all do) when they get sick or are having issues, we must deal with it. Here are some of the most common health problems you might face with your flock: Continue reading “5 Common Chicken Diseases Every Chicken Keeper Should Know About”

Product Spotlight: SpectraSure®Spray


  • 6.5 oz & 12.3 oz cans
  • Ideal for Dog & Cat Owners
  • Continuous spray “Bag on valve” can technology – aerosol performance without propellants
  • Easy, No-Hassle Application, Plus Dries Fast, No Messy Residue
  • Can be used on puppies and kittens eight weeks of age or older
  • Waterproof. Effective after bathing and exposure to water and sunlight
  • Best used during Flea & Tick Season or anytime when there is a case of fleas
  • For use on Dogs & Cats

Two related Durvet products:

SpectraSure Plus IGR
Canine Spectra 10

Here We….GROW….Again!

Durvet prides itself on our unique approach to how we do business. Our primary goal is providing top-notch customer service to ALL of our customers throughout the distribution chain.

To accomplish this goal, we must continually identify needs within the company that best position us to serve our distributor members and their customers.

So, with that in mind, here we…GROW…again!

As we move into summer and some of the changes that lie ahead with the implementation of our Warehouse Management System (WMS) – read more about the warehouse updates –  a HUGE need was identified in the warehouse. Continue reading “Here We….GROW….Again!”

Product Spotlight: AquaVet® Algae Control

AquaVet-Algea-Control_560x292AquaVet® Algae Control

  • Gallon
  • Ideal for Pond Owners
  • Effective against all floating, submerged and planktonic algae.
  • Has 30- day residual action.
  • 100% Safe for water use immediately after use.
  • Best used in the Spring
  • For use with any animal that uses the pond for drinking water

Two related Durvet products:

AquaVet For Submerged Weeds
AquaVet For Shoreline Weeds

Major Durvet Warehouse Upgrades Are Underway!

By Rick Mesz, Operations Manager

Sometimes a large project is kind of like a race.  The end date or completion date is your goal line.  The project kick-off meeting is like the sound of the start pistol going off.  And the excitement of the race kicks your adrenaline into gear.

You want to plan it all and do it all as quickly as you can.  You want to make things happen.  You want to get things going.  You want to see progress immediately and milestones pass without any issues or with minor issues that you can quickly and decisively address and resolve.  Continue reading “Major Durvet Warehouse Upgrades Are Underway!”

Smart Leadership: Work-Life Balance Equals Higher Financial Performance

A key attribute you want in an employee is motivation. That personal virtue in a worker is a vital cog in the gears that keep your business running smoothly.

Another personal trait, however – the ability of staff members to balance their work and home (or after hours) lives – can be a bigger contributor to your business’ growth and bottom line performance.

Research published in 2014 (Employee-Friendly Companies and Work-Life Balance) by a team of social scientists at Murray State and the University of St. Thomas showed that companies facilitating work-life balance for employees not only enhanced worker satisfaction but also improved its financial performance.

“Past research shows that employee-friendly work environments and particularly work-life balance contribute to employee satisfaction,” said the authors. Continue reading “Smart Leadership: Work-Life Balance Equals Higher Financial Performance”

Sales Pro 2017: Coming Again Like Ground Hogs Day

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

Summer is fast approaching and once again Durvet is in full preparation for our annual get-together we call Sales Pro.

I’ve been at this for so long that it’s beginning to feel like I’m in the movie “Groundhog Day”.

The good part is I feel we’ve refined it each year to make it better and do everything we can to avoid mistakes. The 2017 meeting is in the Mile “High” city of Denver.  Temptations aren’t new for conventions or sales meetings, but this site offers some unique ones that a few years back wouldn’t have even been considered.

(HEADS UP: If you read no more of this blog, please skip to the end and read point #1 under other tidbits….maybe even a couple of times.)

This event is our company’s gathering of staff, top vendor partners and the best distributor sales professionals in the animal health industry. I’ve witnessed and participated in many things over the last 17 years that have provided me with some great learning experiences. Some good, some bad, but many worth sharing and so I hope this information will help you and others who plan to attend Sales Pro this year. Continue reading “Sales Pro 2017: Coming Again Like Ground Hogs Day”