The 57th annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention was held Nov. 18- 22 in San Antonio, TX, attracting nearly 6,400 veterinary professionals, guests and exhibitors, ranking the meeting among the organization’s top five conventions by attendance.
From the time humans began raising livestock, there has been a need for animal identification to mark ownership. Earliest records suggest techniques began several centuries ago, and today, many different forms of identification are used for private and official recognition of animals.
Cheering fans, tour dates, worldwide recognition, personal trainers, television commercials and product affiliation are associated with country music superstars whose entertainment venues range from coliseum performances to state fairs. They are also associated with a different breed of performers logging thousands of miles in their touring vans.
Over the long weekend, four WRCA Rodeo Finals performances were held at the Amarillo Convention Center and, under that same roof, many associated events, demonstrations, activities and competitions could be viewed.
Beginning in 1999, the Foy Proctor Memorial Cowman’s Award has been given annually with these stated goals: “To recognize and honor men and women for a remarkable lifetime spent at the careful handling of cows and calves, for their art and...
Practical information about management of strangles in horses was provided by Dr. Glenn Blodgett at the Equine Infectious Disease and Ranch Management Symposium recently sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Due to severe drought, thousands of Texas cattle are being moved to other states. Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) records from Certificates of Veterinary Inspections indicate that 24,330 breeding cows left Texas in August 2011
During the Vietnam War, as many as 1,600 military dogs were deployed in Southeast Asia. Many of these dogs, particularly the more susceptible German shepherds, became ill with a foreign disease that they had never been exposed to before: canine ehrlichiosis.
A few buffalo calves bawling outside Mrs. Charles Goodnight's window in the late 1800s initiated a successful journey involving three states over 150 years to preserve the Southern Plains Buffalo Herd in the continental U.S. The trip came full circle on Saturday Sept.
Timely advice considering the current powder on packed powder appearance of Texas pastures with conditions so dry a cowboy could ride a sand surfboard around his country checking fence lines. These days, the only green on the scene is located in bar ditches or within the vast thickets of overgrown mesquites that have made a good stand this summer.
If a Top Hand Award was given for the production of a Ranch Bronc Riding, Traci Butler of Guthrie, TX would take home the buckle. Butler works both ends of the arena, not on horseback, but as the event coordinator hustling from the crow's nest to the stands then dashing back to the sidelines to get a glimpse of the action.
Reports of rabid animals are on the increase in Texas this year. By mid August, 51 positive rabid animals, approximately 82 percent skunks, had been reported in the Panhandle and south Plains surpassing the number of cases reported in 2010 in the same area.
As Texas experiences one if its worst droughts on record, the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab (TVMDL) in Amarillo, TX, is reporting increased numbers of cattle dying from water intoxication. Although rare, water intoxication occurs when cattle over-drink, usually following a period of water deprivation. It can
Discussion in New Braunfels, TX, about declines this summer hasnt been limited to conversation about the drought-driven decline in the water level of the Guadalupe River. The river, which courses through the town, attracts thousands annually that challenge the whitewater rapids in kayaks and canoes.
On a recent visit to several large West Texas ranches, Dr. Eleanor Green enjoyed one of the perks often available to rural veterinarians—mixing business with pleasure. A perfect spring morning lent itself for Green to relish her stay on one historic Texas ranch. But that morning also gave her an impromptu opportunity to utilize her training as a
Last minute amendments to Texas House Bill 1451 (HB 1451), exempting shepherd and herding dogs, and hunting and birding dogs, gave the states ranchers and sportsmen a chance to catch their breath after months of contacting their state officials with their oppositions to the bill.
The dunes sagebrush lizard’s habitat is found exclusively in 10 counties in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico. This habitat is located in the Permian Basin, the most active energy-producing land in the lower 48 states. This habitat is also home to thousands of individuals who make their livelihood in the oil
The average chuck wagon cook in the 1800s served up beans, meat, bread and taters. Dessert was as scarce as a day off. The "wagon," following the cowboys and cattle across rangelands, was home. Today, Charlie Ferguson from Torrington, WY, is the archetype of his wagon cook predecessors. Rising at
On Monday, April 11, the Swenson Fire, having burned six days in Stonewall, Knox and King counties in north-central Texas, was contained. The previous day, the Texas Forest Service stated, was the single worst day in documented Texas history for wildfires. The first four months of 2011 in Texas have seen hundreds of fires in the state that’s
In his forward to the 1943 edition of his book "Home Veterinarian’s Handbook," E. T. Baker, DVM, states: "An emergency has been defined as ‘a sudden condition requiring immediate action.’" His book listed over 700 subjects on what might ail a farm animal, including equine eye injuries. Baker definitely considered
A guy is sitting at a bar in Amarillo, TX, minding his own business when a gal comes up to him and says, Do you have any cattle? We need some cattle. That is how the stock was contracted by a fledgling outfit 10 days before their three-day rodeo was set to begin.
Lauren Keith Liddicoat
Lauren Keith Liddicoat, known to family and friends as Keith, passed away in Las Vegas, NV, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice following a tough battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer. Keith was born in Butte, MT, Sept. 2, 1941, and passed on Aug. 24, 2008. Keith worked a full 30-plus years at Coors Brewery in Golden, CO, as an Instrument Technician and moved to Pahrump, NV, several years ago following his retirement. Keith was a true westerner with a strong love for rodeo and golf as well as hunting and bowling. In his earlier years, he sacrificed much