Pets

Lyme disease: 2018 update

Lyme disease has continued to be a common diagnosis among dogs, cats, horses and humans in the first half of 2018. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium. The disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick and can affect many species. Currently, one out of five dogs are infected with the bacteria.


TRR file photo by Sandy Long

No, really, it’s a thing. Pigs can paint. Here, Pee Wee Super Pig does so for his fans a few years ago at a fundraiser for Billy’s New Hope Barn.
 

Family Fun Day at Billy’s New Hope

HONESDALE, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will hold a Family Fun Day on Sunday, July 15 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. There will be barn tours to meet the animals, music with a local DJ, games and crafts for kids, yard sale, refreshments and a bake sale, an Eagles football team basket raffle and genuine pig paintings.


TRR photo by Amanda Reed

Heaves in horses

Heaves, also known as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), is a chronic respiratory disease of horses. It is similar to that of asthma in humans. Heaves is a common and serious condition that affects 15% of mature horses (typically over seven years of age).

Canine unit demo at the library

MONTICELLO, NY — E. B. Crawford Public Library will hold a police canine unit demonstration led by Fallsburg police officer Chris Rosa on Thursday, May 31 at 6 p.m. Officer Rosa has been with the Fallsburg Police Department for 18 years and has been a canine officer for approximately 12 years. Learn how dogs are trained and what they can do.


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Diabetes in cats

Diabetes mellitus, or “sugar diabetes,” is a disease of the pancreas that results in the body’s inability to either make or use insulin. The pancreas is a small organ located near the stomach, very much like the pancreas in humans. The pancreas provides two functions. One is to produce enzymes that help with digestion.

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