Pets

We offer educational resources and helpful information on pets, primarily helping Texans with pet safety best practices and planning for pets in any disaster or emergency planning.

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Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

The Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL, includes four diagnostic laboratories serving veterinarians, livestock producers and government agencies.

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Publications

Publication

Various medicines are used in show market livestock and poultry, but exhibitors must ensure that the carcasses do not contain illegal residues of drugs, chemicals, and feed additives. Only approved substances should be used. Illegal uses of drugs in animals are explained. (2 Pages)

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Body size is an important genetic factor in beef cattle production. Historically, size was first estimated by measurements such as height or length. When scales were developed, weight became more common as a measure of size. Although body measurements and weight are related, their rates of maturity differ. (3 Pages)

Publication

This book will provide a sound platform for students to master the knowledge and skills needed to become a veterinary assistant and to pursue a rewarding career as part of a professional team dedicated to providing the best animal and public health care available in the United States.

Courses

Course

This course is designed for independent student learning and administered by VSCP Program Staff. Students enroll and complete 100 lesson modules at their own pace.

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This course is the third of four sections of the full Veterinary Science: Independent Study Curriculum. It contains 4 Chapters & 21 lessons.

Course

This course is the fourth of four sections of the full Veterinary Science: Independent Study Curriculum. It contains 3 Chapters & 29 lessons.

Resources for Pet, Poultry and Livestock Owners Affected by Natural Disasters

This publication lists agencies and other organizations that can help locate missing pets and livestock, assist with carcass disposal, provide animal feed, and help in other ways after a disaster. There are phone numbers and Web addresses for each organization.

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