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- Published: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
MEMPHIS, Mo. – Farmers sometimes take risks that pay off better than balance sheets show. That was the case in 1965 when a banker told a new graduate of the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine that he did not think there was ...
- Published: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Women livestock farmers can help build their business through Facebook in a few minutes each day, says Amber Henry of Henry Meat Co. of De Soto. She also serves on the Jefferson County University of Missouri Extension Council.Henry ...
- Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
COLUMBIA, Mo. – This could be a noisy summer for southeastern and western Missouri. A brood of 17-year periodical cicadas will emerge in northwestern Missouri (Kansas City and St. Joseph), and a brood of 13-year periodical cicadas will surface in ...
- Published: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo.– Sometimes visitors at the Kansas City Zoo warn Kelsey Goens that there are kangaroos on the loose. She reassures them that no marsupials have escaped. Two dozen or so kangaroos roam the zoo’s Australia section at will during the ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2014
Cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus) are one of the most common game animals in Missouri (Figure 1). Cottontails begin to breed in late winter and early spring and have a gestation period of about 28 days. Litter sizes average three to five ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2014
Fleas are blood-sucking ectoparasites of humans and domestic animals all over the world. More than 2,200 species of fleas have been identified worldwide, but only about 30 species are found in Missouri. Humans are affected by few of these species. ...
Publication date: June 1, 2014
Cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus) have long been one of the most popular game species across rural Missouri (Figure 1). Cottontails are also common in urban and suburban areas. They have the capacity to produce several litters of young in a ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2002
The miniature and hunting mule, tack, harness and wagon business is booming in Missouri and has spread to surrounding states. Miniature mules are 50 inches tall or less. Hunting mules can be any height, but those carrying adult riders are about 50 ...
Publication date: Dec. 1, 1996
A constant supply of clean fresh water is essential to an efficient livestock operation. A system providing water that is neither too cold in winter nor too warm in summer will promote increased consumption and result in better animal performance.The ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 1993
The "Animal Care Facilities Act," passed by the state of Missouri, became effective Aug. 28, 1992. Under this act, a person who operates a shelter, kennel or breeding facility must be licensed. Each facility that houses or maintains dogs and cats, ...
CEU Equine Hind Limb Gait Abnormalities
Nov. 13, 2017
Taught by an associate teaching professor from the University of Missouri, the course aims to increase the depth of understanding of how the equine hind limb functions by examining five abnormalities: Fibrotic Myopathy, Patella Luxation, Upward ...
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