It's hard to think about when animals need to be euthanized. It’s harder when you’re the one doing it. Veterinarians are put in that position often. Think what would happen if a foreign animal disease were to hit.
Protect yourself and employees when working outside when temperatures rise. Heat stroke can cause death or serious complications such as damage to the brain, heart, kidneys and muscles if treatment is not provided.
Is progress being made to create a vaccine bank to protect agriculture from foreign animal diseases? Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council, gives an update on the progress.