Do animals go to the doctor?

We had another great question come in to the blog from a reader:

Q:  “Do animal doctors visit farms or do the farmers try to guess if the animal is sick?”

A:  Raising livestock is much like raising kids. If your child gets sick, you try and figure out what is wrong with them. If you are unsure, you visit the doctor. As farmers, we care for each animal and check them frequently for any signs of illness.  f they appear to be sick, we call the veterinarian. We then take the animal to the clinic or the veterinarian come to the farm, whichever is best for the animal.

– Ryan and Beth Sonderup, Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Committee members and Nance County Farm Bureau members

Keep asking great questions! Our Nebraska farmers and ranchers look forward to explaining what they do every day to produce safe food for you and your family.

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