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New STARS app calls for help 24-7

Smartphone app ideal for those working alone and in remote locations, say STARS officials

A new smartphone app won’t make harvest safer, but it could make it easier to get help if emergencies occur. Farm workers who are working alone in remote locations now have access to a new technology developed by Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS). SOLUS™ is a new smartphone app that enables a person to

If an injury is left to heal as an open wound, hosing the wound for 20 minutes daily encourages further healing. This process can be repeated every day for weeks after the injury depending on the wound’s progress.

Bringing the advantages of hydrotherapy to your horse

Horse Health: It is soothing as well as therapeutic when dealing with wounds or injuries

One of the most valuable allies in the “doctor’s” kit of every horseman ought to be water — simple, soothing, inexpensive, and most often readily available. The application of water, a.k.a. hydrotherapy, to encourage healing brings plenty of advantages in many equine injuries. In spite of the many advancements in veterinary medicine, hydrotherapy remains a


Prevent hardware disease in cattle

Inverted tires can make great containers to hold cattle feed and water, but tires also can pose health risks for the animals if the tires aren’t maintained regularly. “If the tires you are using on your operation have wire in the walls, this wire can break off and subsequently be consumed by cattle,” warns North

Letters – for Jul. 7, 2011

Manitoba should be proud Manitobans have a big reason to celebrate. On June 16, we became the first province in Canada to pass a life-saving law requiring public access to AEDs (automated external defibrillators). The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba (HSFM) congratulates the provincial government and all the parties involved for passing Bill 20,

Hypothermia And Frostbite Harmful In Herd

All herd bulls should have breeding soundness exams 45 to 60 days after the last severe cold spell. Hypothermia and frostbite can be harmful to livestock, especially the newborns. “Hypothermia is a profound drop in body temperature,” says Charlie Stoltenow, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian. “Animals less than 48 hours old or animals