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- 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. ...
- Published: Friday, July 7, 2017
VERSAILLES, Mo. – Beehives in the Lake of the Ozarks are buzzing, thanks in part to University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Department of Agriculture. MU Extension specialists and beekeepers Travis and Joni Harper have coordinated ...
- 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 ...
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: 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
During periods of high temperatures and humidity, livestock losses can occur from hot weather stress.Hot weather stress is particularly hazardous to closely confined livestock (those in feedlots, sorting and holding pens, trucks and rail cars). High ...
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
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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