We all confront a stressful life event or personal crisis that distracts us from work at some time. Amy Gallo offers principles to remember during these periods:
Determine what type of support you need — at home … Continue Reading
The lumbering porcupine can easily disrupt the comfort of livestock or pets with a swat of his tail. This author discusses porcupine habits and myths and challenges of quill removal.
Source: Countryside Daily, October 14, … Continue Reading
Marketing is about how customer values translate into aspirations, insecurities, fears and motivations. They only want to know what a company stands for as it relates to them. Sound familiar? Kris Gage sounds a bit cynical in … Continue Reading
We’ve linked to the Interpretive Summaries in this issue. Of special note are several summaries reviewing 100 years of dairy production in a variety of categories. If you like seeing how dairy production has advanced, these … Continue Reading
As colder weather sets in and year-end total inventory looms, parasiticides need to be looked at strategically.
Use history, inventories on hand and trends to allow for the proper adjustments to reorder points and … Continue Reading
Alyssa Knee offers a horse owner’s perspective of the ups, downs and real work of horse ownership. Her article provides good perspective for animal health pros who have never owned or worked with horses.
Source: Horse … Continue Reading
"Labeling someone 'lazy' is the worst thing you can do, because that just shuts [them] down and now it's a character defect," says Robbins. It's a leader's job to help employees see that everyone has goals, but perhaps those … Continue Reading
David Ballard says a workforce that can adapt to changing environments and acquire the skills necessary to be successful in the future is a shortfall in today’s companies, big or small. In the surveys of the U.S. workforce … Continue Reading
Do you prefer to avoid confrontation? When someone asks you what you think, do you tell them what you think they want to hear or what you truly believe? Have you, or are you putting off having a difficult conversation with a … Continue Reading
Dog owners live longer than those who don’t own dogs, according to a new study of more than 3.4 million people. Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden reviewed national registry records of men and women, ages 40 to 80. … Continue Reading
Severely neglected or mistreated dogs may have suffered any number of abuses: constant physical restraint or confinement, lack of appropriate nourishment, endless environmental stressors, even outright physical punishment. … Continue Reading
A new study, "Interspecies transmission of emotional information via chemosignals: from humans to dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)," in the journal Animal Cognition, confirms what many have known. Dogs do smell human fear … Continue Reading
Adobe has been working with Goldsmiths, University of London, to find out what happens when your customers and their needs are constantly changing. In the first report from the studies on the experience era, they found that … Continue Reading
Customer-centered focus becomes part of the DNA of a business or practice when its customers are at the center of every decision. This article is the 11th in a series of 12 on this subject. Animal health pros closest to … Continue Reading
Just as content marketing seems to come of age, John Ellett challenges marketers to quit developing content marketing strategies and start developing plans that address how content supports marketing strategies. Studies … Continue Reading
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