Mycoplasma in Backyard Poultry

March 15, 2018 0
By Barry Whitworth, DVM Your neighbor has a beautiful healthy hen that you want. She graciously gives her to you. After being in your flock for a few weeks, you notice a decrease in the […]

Digital Dermatitis

February 23, 2018 0
By Barry Whitworth, DVM All cattle producers at some time will deal with a lame bull, cow, or calf.  Bovine lameness is associated with lost production, reproductive inefficiency, premature culling, and increase cost due to […]

The Importance of Copper in Beef Cattle Reproduction

January 19, 2018 0
By Barry Whitworth, DVM According to Dr. Keith Bailey, the director of the Oklahoma Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL), copper deficiency has been a common finding in late term cattle abortions and stillbirths over […]

Being in a Veterinarian Family

December 5, 2017 0
By Barry and Lauren Whitworth The holiday season will soon be upon us. I hope that this time of year is full of happy memories spent with people you love and hold dear. As all […]

Johne’s Disease in Small Ruminants

November 7, 2017 0
By Barry Whitworth Most small ruminant producers realize that the number one health problem in sheep and goats is gastrointestinal parasites (GIP) or what is commonly referred to as “worms.” Producers have several tools such […]


October 2, 2017 0
By Barry Whitworth Humans partake in many activities throughout the day that exposes them to germs, but many of us may not realize that animals may be a source of those germs. Events such as […]

Foot Infections in Sheep and Goats

July 21, 2017 0
By Barry Whitworth, DVM With all the rain that has been occurring, sheep and goat producers should be observing their flocks for signs of lameness. Lame sheep or goats could indicate a problem with footrot […]

Bovine Tuberculosis

May 31, 2017 0
By Barry Whitworth In 1917, Congress appropriated the money to begin the State-Federal Cooperative Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication Program. The program was started to reduce the number of human tuberculosis cases that were the result of […]

Avian Influenza

May 1, 2017 0
By Barry Whitworth On March 5, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) announced that a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee, was infected with Highly Pathogenic […]

Marek’s Disease in Backyard Chickens

April 7, 2017 0
By Barry Whitworth Raising backyard chickens has become very popular in Oklahoma. Some people desire a better understanding of how their food is produced. Others like the rewarding experience of going out in the backyard […]
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