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Learn USDA AMS inspection guidelines for sanitation of egg processing equipment in this video series. In this module, you will learn about the guidelines for the storage areas.

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Learn USDA AMS inspection guidelines for sanitation of egg processing equipment in this video series. In this module, you will learn about the guidelines for the egg coolers.

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Learn USDA AMS inspection guidelines for sanitation of egg processing equipment in this video series. In this module, you will learn about the guidelines for the employee areas and outdoor areas.

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Prussic acid poisoning can be a concern if livestock consume freeze-damaged sorghum plants. This concern can be minimized if management strategies are utilized. This video discusses ways to manage sorghum so prussic acid  More...
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Lambing or kidding season is an exciting, but stressful, time. Proper preparation is important. In this publication, part of the "What to expect when series" by Purdue University veterinarians, nutrition, pregnancy, vacc  More...
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Calving difficulty is the most common reason for calf loss in the beef cattle industry. In this publication, part of the "What to Expect When:" series, a Purdue University veterinarian discusses the stages of labor and e  More...
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Learn USDA AMS inspection guidelines for sanitation of egg processing equipment in this video series. In this module, you will learn about the guidelines for sanitizer systems.

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Learn USDA AMS inspection guidelines for sanitation of egg processing equipment in this video series. In this module, you will learn about the guidelines for the egg drying equipment.

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Animal welfare is more than the treatment an animal receives. In this publication, a Purdue University professor explains the terms associated with this increasingly relevant topic and shows how understanding what animal  More...
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This information sheet provides an overview of goat well-being including how to provide appropriate care, interpret goat behavior, and identify signs of poor well-being.

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This publication provides information about what it takes to safely attach a livestock trailer to a truck. It provides examples of maintenance issues you need address as part of "the rig." While we emphasize safely tr  More...

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This 4-page publication explains how to use the Purdue Comparative Decision Support (PCDS) matrix and the PCDS2 profit/loss analysis tool to generate an enterprise budget for a small-scale sheep operation.  More...
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This 4-page publication explains how to use the Purdue Comparative Decision Support (PCDS) matrix and the PCDS2 profit/loss analysis tool to generate an enterprise budget for a small-scale turkey operation.  More...
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This 4-page publication explains how to use the Purdue Comparative Decision Support (PCDS) matrix and the PCDS2 profit/loss analysis tool to generate an enterprise budget for a small-scale goat operation.  More...
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This 4-page publication explains how to use the Purdue Comparative Decision Support (PCDS) matrix and the PCDS2 profit/loss analysis tool to generate an enterprise budget for a small-scale cow-calf operation.  More...
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This 4-page publication explains how to use the Purdue Comparative Decision Support (PCDS) matrix and the PCDS2 profit/loss analysis tool to generate an enterprise budget for a small-scale dairy steer operation.  More...
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This 5-page publication introduces the Purdue Comparative Decision Support (PCDS) matrix and the PCDS2 profit/loss analysis tool, two interactive electronic tools that help aspiring livestock producers choose the right e  More...
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Meat goats are ruminants and get the nutrients they need through a wide variety of feedstuffs. Because of this, producers must thoroughly understand digestive physiology and nutrition before they can develop an effici  More...

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Ionophores are a nutritional biotechnology that are commonly added to beef cattle and poultry diets. In this video, learn how this antibiotic is used, how it works and why there is no concern for antibiotic resistance.  More...
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Phytase is a nutritional biotechnology that is commonly added to swine and poultry diets. In this video, learn how this enzyme is used to enhance production efficiency while also helping to alleviate environmental concer  More...
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This video is about conducting a fecal egg count in sheep and goats.

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If you ever need to take a blood sample from your small ruminant, this video shows you the step-by-step process. Materials, preparation, and how to draw blood are all covered.

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This is an extension video intended for small ruminant producers. It shows a few simple ways to correctly select animals to deworm, proper drenching techniques, and how to obtain fecal samples. Famacha Scoring of your ma  More...
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Spiny pigweed can often be found in pastures that are heavily grazed and in need of some attention. In pastures, spiny pigweed is a competitive weed and has been associated with nitrate accumulation in livestock. This pu  More...
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Perilla frutescens (L.) Britton is known by many names, including beefsteak plant, perilla mint, Chinese basil, purple mint, and rattlesnake weed. Due to its toxicity, it is important to control the plant. This  More...
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For optimal farm productivity, producers should select rams or bucks that are able to settle a large portion of females early in the breeding season and sire offspring with the genetic potential for rapid, efficient grow  More...
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Footrot is a costly disease in the sheep and goat industry. Countless producers lose time and money each year in an attempt to control it in their flock or herd. This publication describes the disease's causes and sympto  More...
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A sound management program to keep animals healthy is basic to production of both sheep and goats. Producers must observe animals closely to keep individual animals and the whole herd or flock healthy and productive. Thi  More...
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This paper will be used to give producers a general understanding of the parasites that affect their animals, how they live, and methods that can be used to lower their costs and losses due to parasite infestations.  More...
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This publication covers parturition—the process of giving birth—in livestock. It covers the anatomy of the reproductive tract, fertilization and pregnancy, as well as specifi information related to each speci  More...
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The purpose of this publication is to make workers and students who handle animals aware of the associated risks with handling, feeding, cleaning, or exposure to animal wastes. There should be methods for monitoring expo  More...
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This publication discusses the complex hoof structure and the role that it plays in the overall health of an animal. A lame animal is not only in pain, but it is an extra expense that most producers cannot afford. This p  More...
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Estrus or "heat" is a period during the reproductive cycle when female animals become sexually receptive, signaling they are ready for mating. This publication provides information about the estrous cycles for various an  More...
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Animal identification is the basis for keeping accurate production records of the herd/flock. This publication provides information about numbering systems and identification methods such as ear tagging, freeze branding,  More...
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Composting of dead poultry is a natural process where beneficial bacteria and fungi convert organic material into a useful end product called compost. If properly done, no offensive odor is created from the process, an  More...
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This publication, the first in a series by Purdue Veterinarians, discusses routine health care for mares successfully confirmed in foal. The average gestation length is about 340 days, and advice is given for what to exp  More...
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Sub-fertile bulls are an economic liability to a cattle operation. In this publication, a Purdue University researcher explains the importance of annual bull breeding soundness (BBSE) exams, the steps taken during such e  More...
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Learn USDA AMS inspection guidelines for sanitation of egg processing equipment in this video series. In this module, you will learn about the guidelines for the pack and stack areas.

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