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A movement has been afoot for a decade or so to legalize marijuana. Some states have already shunned federal authority and decriminalized the weed at... [Read More]
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Sometimes it's best to leave things to the professionals. [Read More]
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It's opening week of deer season. A year of anticipation finally concludes with the festivities on the Monday following Thanksgiving. I'm going to bag a... [Read More]
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When the good Lord created the Earth, he filled it with creatures that are too numerous to count. I like to think he did this... [Read More]
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Work, work, work. It's all some of us do anymore. Farmers work a lot; you've seen me write about that many times before. And veterinarians,... [Read More]
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Cattle inspire awe in me whenever I stop and consider what amazing creatures they are. They eat grass, have a complex four-chambered stomach in which... [Read More]
There's strength in our diversity. We hear that mantra a lot. But in the universe of cows, diversity is inescapable. [Read More]
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Life is about choices. We are, at the end of our lives, the sum of the choices we've made. Some choices are hard and others... [Read More]
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People like to eat meat. That statement is undeniable. Many lament the fact that an animal has to die to produce meat. But it's been... [Read More]
Size matters. Looks are important. [Read More]
There exists a program that's a pretty sweet deal. Offered to participants is lifelong security. Free food is made available 24 hours a day. Free... [Read More]
I love a good steak. In fact, I'm a fan of meat in general. Steaks, burgers, roast and jerky are delicious. I'm not alone. Americans... [Read More]
Few innovations have saved more lives than the introduction of antibiotics. Since Alexander Fleming discovered that a mold can inhibit the growth of a bacterial... [Read More]
If I've learned anything in 20 years of the practice of veterinary medicine, I've learned that people are quite curious. It was one of the... [Read More]
I don't know why, but I love to watch cows eat. Maybe it's because a cow's feed intake is directly proportional to her milk production.... [Read More]
I have good news and bad news. Bad news first? OK then. North Korea has nukes. Wait, there's more. The Middle East is on fire.... [Read More]
People like to stay comfortable. Soft, plushy recliners, central air conditioning and gel-lined footwear are only scratching the surface of the creature comforts we enjoy.... [Read More]
People often ask veterinarians, "How do you know what's wrong with your patients when they can't talk to you?" Yes, that poses a problem sometimes.... [Read More]
Surgery is never easy and it's especially challenging in farm animals. First of all, barns are not the epitome of sterility, but that's where most... [Read More]
I readily admit that I'm naive when it comes to the universe of social media. I was taken to school by a veterinary student recently... [Read More]
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