Boarding up windows
and putting round
bales in front of
doors helped prevent
damage to homes.
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Daniel, a large animal veterinarian
from Victoria Veterinary Clinic in
Victoria, Texas. Dr. Paul talked about
how all the regular appointments
were shut down for about two
weeks. The clinic only saw emergencies.
Some emergencies were eye
trauma from debris in high wind,
anemia from mosquitoes, hoof rot
from standing water, and pneumonia.
Treatments were anti-infl
ammatories and antibiotics. Most
livestock were treated as non-farm
calls since pens were down and the
ground was too wet to drive on. Dr.
Paul said, “it took a year to get business
back to normal.”
As a young rancher, I learned
from Hurricane Harvey. It taught
me to prepare for a storm. Always
remember to brand or mark your
cattle, stock up on feed, hay, and
fencing supplies before a storm.
I want to share a Bible verse to
remember during a storm—Nahum
1:7 “The Lord is good, a stronghold
in the day of trouble; he knows
those who take refuge in him.”
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