‘Miss America’ Dr Debbye Turner DVM – Famous Veterinarians around the World

Famous Veterinarians around the World – Debbye Turner

Debbye Turner is an American vet, a talk show hostess and winner of the 1990 Miss America contest. After graduation from college with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, she became a spokesperson for Purina and pursued a career in veterinary medicine before going into television. Turner’s first hosting job came at St. Louis’ NBC affiliate, KSDK, on a show called Show Me St. Louis in 1995. Six years later, Turner joined CBS News as a reporter and contributor on The Early Show, a position she still holds. Turner has been dubbed The Early Show‘s resident veterinarian, sharing a wealth of advice about quality pet care. In 2002, Debbye garnered an interview with President & Mrs. Bush at the White House for a Pet Planet segment about the first family’s pets.

Cow magnets – to prevent Hardware disease (TRP) in cattle


A cow magnet is a veterinary medical device for the treatment or prevention of hardware disease in cattle.

Traditionally, cow magnets were strong alnico magnets about 1 cm by 8 cm (0.4 by 3.1 inches) in the shape of a smoothed rod, but today they are more commonly several ring-shaped ferrite magnets attached to a stainless-steel or plastic core, in the same shape as the single-piece original.


Newer designs to help increase effectiveness include a cage design, in which the magnet holds metal objects inside a protective plastic framework. Even newer designs include a stronger array of rare-earth magnets inside a stainless steel body that resembles the original alinco design.

A rancher or dairy farmer feeds a magnet to each calf at branding time; the magnet settles in the rumen or reticulum and remains there for the life of the animal.

Cow magnet insertion procedure:

The magnet is administered after fasting the cow for 18–24 hours. This is most effective if done to the entire herd before the age of one.

The cow magnet attracts such objects and prevents them from becoming lodged in the animal’s tissue. While the resultant mass of iron remains in the cow’s rumen as a pseudobezoar (an intentionally introduced bezoar), it does not cause the severe problems of hardware disease.

Cow magnets are widely available from veterinary, feed supply, and scientific supply sources.

A Holstein Cow gives birth to Four heifer calves (Quadruplet)

wp-1463847323656.jpgA Rare case of a Holstein Cow gives birth to Quadruplet (four) heifer calves
(By, Anna Lanfresch, Dairy farmer John Zuppan, Orlando, California)

=>There are two types of twins identical (monozygotic) and fraternal (dizygotic).

=>Identical (monozygotic) twins form when a single fertilised egg (ovum) splits in two. Fraternal (dizygotic) twins develop from two eggs fertilised by two sperm, and are no more alike than individual brothers or sisters (siblings) born at different times.

=>To form identical twins, one fertilised egg (ovum) splits and develops two babies with exactly the same genetic information. This differs from fraternal twins, where two eggs (ova) are fertilised by two sperm and produce two genetically unique calves, who are no more alike than individual siblings born at different times.

Regarding the above case… What are the odds of all-girl quadruplet calves being born and actually surviving the birth? That would be 1 in 179.2 million, according to HLN affiliate KRCR.

A local veterinarian confirmed they are indeed quadruplets. KRCR reports that Dr. Michael Karle ran DNA tests using the calves’ hair and learned that two of them are identical twins, while the other two are fraternal.

Dairy farmer John Zuppan told the Chico Enterprise Record that in his 69 years on the job, this is a first. Karle first thought the cow was only having one pair of twins, which is rare enough. He said twins are born about 1 percent of the time. So he was especially stunned to see her give birth to quadruplets.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes. I just kept looking and looking and looking. I finally came to the conclusion there were four new babies from one cow,” Karle told HLN affiliate KFSN.

Karle says each Holstein calf weighed a little less than usual at birth — only 60-65 pounds instead of the common 85 pounds — but that they are otherwise in good physical shape.

Zuppan says the rare family of bovine sisters will be raised together, staying on the farm to join the dairy herd when they’re older.

Instant Ear Thermometer (Veterinary)


The Vet-Temp® professional model ear thermometer is designed for high volume use in a veterinary clinic. It is the only ear thermometer designed exclusively for use on companion animals. By measuring infrared heat waves emanated from an animal’s eardrum region, the Vet-Temp provides an accurate reading of core body temperature in one second.


By measuring infrared heat waves emanated from an animal’s eardrum region, the Vet-Temp provides an accurate reading of core body temperature in one second. For veterinary clinics still measuring temperatures rectally, switching to the Vet-Temp can result in significant time and cost savings. Thousands of veterinary clinics worldwide.



*Clinically Proven
*Accurate One Second Temperature Measurement
*Substantial Time & Cost savings
*Less Stress for Clinician and patient
*No More Messy Rectal Thermometers.

Tiger who lost her cubs adopts orphan piglets


A tiger mother lost her cubs from premature labor. Shortly after she became depressed and her health declined, and she was diagnosed with depression. So they wrapped up piglets in tiger cloth, and gave them to the tiger. The tiger now loves these pigs and treats them like her babies.



Cannulated Cows – details, Video


“Cannulated cows are the same as all other cows in the herd except that they are fitted with an item called a cannula,” said Natasha Weaver, a senior in animal science. “Basically, the animals have surgery performed upon them that creates a passageway in the side of the animal so researchers can perform readings on what takes place in the cow’s rumen.”

Cows have four compartments in their stomach with the largest being the rumen. This cavity is the focus of operation for the research with cannulated cows.

The rumen is the part of the stomach where the majority of the animal’s digestion occurs, which is what researchers are trying to learn more about. Cows typically consume 50 pounds of foliage per day, and this food sometimes does not provide the best possible nutrient values for the animals

“We have had an emphasis on nutrition for years because of its importance in regards to milk production,” said Maurice Eastridge, professor of dairy nutrition. “By researching what nutrients the cows receive from various feed combinations, we are hoping to improve nutrition recommendations for dairy producers and the livestock industry in general.”

The digestion of food for nutrients in the rumen is done by millions of microorganisms. The abundance of microbes also keeps the cannulated cow healthy, often the healthiest in the herd, Weaver said.

“You would think that by having an opening in their sides would allow outside microbes to enter and infect the cows, but with there being such a numerous presence of natural microbes already in the rumen, the new microbes cannot compete for nutrients to survive,” Weaver said.

Because these cows are so healthy, some farmers keep a cannulated cow on the farm to help improve the health of the other animals in the herd.

“Basically, the cannulated cows serve as a rumen fluid donor to sick animals. This is done by extracting rumen fluid contents from the cannulated cow and feeding it to the sick cow,” Eastridge said. “The microorganisms in the fluid multiply and take the place of the bad organisms in the sick cow and make the cow healthy again.”