A Layton family has lost its second daughter since toxic pesticide fumes apparently wafted into their home last weekend. Rachel Toone, 15 months, died Tuesday at Primary Children's Medical Center. Three days earlier her 4-year-old sister, Rebecca, died at Davis Hospital after she had begun struggling to breathe in the family's home.
Stan Lembeck was very happy recently when he learned that a newly certified Master Planner had been appointed to a township planning commission in Berks County.
Water quality and water conservation will be the focus of five Web-based seminars produced by Penn State Cooperative Extension this spring. Topics will include water testing, septic systems, managing ponds and lakes, and safe drinking water.
Wildlife biologists often speak about "balancing" the deer herd. What does this mean? Webinars and the Deer Density and Carrying Capacity Workshops are two types of programs to enlighten participants about white-tailed deer habitat management.
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs distributed by Merrick Pet Care with a package date of “Best By 111911” because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Omega 3 study results on stallion fertility and broodmares.
The success of any breeding program depends partially on correct nutritional management of broodmares.
Today’s horse owner provides adequate training for horse and rider, proper equipment, balanced nutritional needs of the horse, and stabling facilities. Missing is fire prevention and the course of action to take in case of fire. We receive the best available instruction in equitation, but few have any idea of how to react in a disaster situation such as fire.
Years ago, Ross Perot made famous the saying, “A giant sucking sound.” Well, that “giant sucking sound” you heard in September was landmen with their leases and money leaving PA! Land leasing for natural gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale areas has apparently ended.
I have had the privilege to visit numerous dairy herds which consistently achieve high milk production and excellent reproductive performance. This article lists the major common characteristics among these herds.
Although this may not be a fun thing to do in a year like this, NOT knowing how bad it was is worse than knowing.
We are all aware of the recent passage of Proposition 2 which banned the use of veal crates, battery cages, and gestation crates in California. Tie-stalls for dairy cows may not be far behind if the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has its way.
Researchers from the United Kingdom recently studied the impact of milk replacer feeding rate and protein concentration on animal performance through the second lactation.
Providing a dry comfortable resting area for dairy cattle is essential to their health.
See the Specht Report at http://dasweb.psu.edu/bullrank.
Dr. Michael O’Connor’s retirement at the end of December will mark the conclusion of a career that has significantly impacted Pennsylvania dairy producers.
Pennsylvania has had a very wet fall, and owners of horses kept in wet, humid areas have reported seeing rain rot or “dermatophilosis.”
Two years after the last U.S. horse slaughter plant ceased operations, the government wants to look into the implications the closures have had on horse welfare. Congress has requested the Government Accountability Office to study the issue and report its findings by March 1, 2010.
A drug commonly used to treat cattle and sometimes dogs for a blood parasite, can eliminate the parasite Babesia caballi from horses, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS).