Posts made in December, 2016

Portable Ultrasound Machines And Livestock Reproduction

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Blog, Health & Medical

If you own a farm that raises livestock, you know that having good reproduction rates is important to its success. Animals do not see a veterinarian as often as humans see their doctor during the course of their gestation. This means that it is harder to determine just what is going on. To improve the chances of keeping your livestock replenished, consider investing in a handheld ultrasound scanner. You might not be able to read it as accurately or precisely as a doctor, but it can give you a lot of insight into the pregnancy. Verifying Breeding Generally, you put your males and females together and watch for them to mate. Since the female will only allow the male to attempt mating when she is in heat, and the most fertile, you assume conception took place and wait until you can verify this by palpating the fetus. Unfortunately, this can waste time. Some animals, like goats and sheep, are not able to conceive all year long. If you miss their fertility time or if the breeding does not take, you have to wait until the next breeding season before you will get any results. A portable ultrasound machine can detect a fetus much earlier than palpation and is more accurate....

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3 Skills A Service Puppy-In-Training Needs To Learn

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Blog, Health & Medical

Service dogs are highly trained canines who assist people with a variety of health and medical issues. Training to become a service dog begins when a dog is just a puppy, and he must be able to master commands beyond the normal obedience commands that household pets are taught. Volunteering to train a puppy to become a service dog for someone else is a rewarding task, but it is also a lot of hard work. You will need to spend a lot of your personal time training and may also need to utilize specialized training courses taught by experienced dog trainers. Some important concepts you can expect to teach a puppy in training to be a service dog include the following: Proofing An incredibly important skill that all service dogs must master is the ability to tune out all distractions. Proofing is the process of teaching a puppy to ignore things going on around him, and it can be very time-consuming. You will need to work with the puppy to help him learn how to ignore things such as a squirrel running in front of him, hearing his name called by someone other than you, or being offered food during training sessions. As a volunteer training a puppy to be...

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