Large-animal veterinarians encounter some unusual and challenging situations in their day-to-day practice, but pulling a 1,200-pound cow out of a 30-foot-deep hole would be a memorable experience for most. That’s what happened in California recently though, and a short video from the California Department of Food and Agriculture documents the rescue.
By Jeremy Daubert, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension
The European Starling is a nonnative bird in the United States. Since it is nonnative, lethal control measures are available to producers. Starlings are abundant year round, but are often only a problem in the winter. During a year like our last one, when the weather is particularly cold and the ground is snow covered these birds are looking for convenient food sources.