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Access to Animal Medications:  Plan Ahead for Changes Coming this Summer

By Debbie Boyd, DVM; Indiana State Board of Animal Health Changes are coming to the way certain antibiotics will be available to animal owners by June 11, 2023.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been taking steps to improve the judicious use of antibiotics in humans and animals.  For animal owners, the next…

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Tractors require extra caution in winter

SOURCE: This article was written by Angie Johnson, farm and ranch safety coordinator for North Dakota State University Extension. In addition to her Extension duties, Angie is a cattle and sheep farmer who fully understands the challenges of agricultural work in cold conditions. We thank Angie and NDSU for allowing us to share this great…

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Winter Heating Season is Here, But It’s Not Too Late to Prepare

Source: Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor High energy prices and resulting heating bills will challenge many Indiana families this winter. With bitterly cold temperatures in the forecast for the holiday season, check out these tips to assist with high heating bills provided by the Indiana Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor. If you, a…

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Reducing Heat Loss in Your Home

Heating is one of the biggest utility expenses faced by homeowners (or renters).  Fortunately, there are many steps that can help to reduce heating costs, and make your home more comfortable during the cold months of the year.  While a few of these recommndations are expensive and perhaps not feasible in some cases, many are…

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Proper Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest. As harvest continues, be proactive and prevent or reduce the chance of combine fires before they happen!! Farmers should regularly inspect their combines’ machinery, fuel lines and electrical systems during harvest season to prevent fires, a Purdue Extension safety specialist says. Harvest season brings a unique…

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Keep Pets Safe and Warm this Winter

November 6, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS —The days are getting shorter and colder weather is upon us. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) encourages pet owners to take steps to keep pets safe and warm this winter. Tips to Keep Pets Safe and Warm this Winter: Pet-proof the house. Most pets spend more time indoors during the winter.…

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Indiana counties enact burn bans

September 24, 2019

Several Indiana counties, primarily in southern and southeastern regions of the state, have enacted open burning bans due to the dry weather conditions. Even if your county is not currently under a burn ban, always use caution when burning leaves, debris, or when enjoying a recreational fire! The Indiana Department of Homeland Security current burn…

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Agricultural production one of Indiana’s most hazardous occupations

September 19, 2019

Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817, mayer36@purdue.edu WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with the National Farm Safety and Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944. The program reported 34 work-related on-farm deaths in the…

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