Made in Maine

Farm Scoop – June 2018

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Made In Maine: Thoughts on Food, Animals, and Agriculture

World Paradise By Donald E. Hoenig, VMD, MIM Consulting, University of Maine Faculty Associate, Belfast, Maine On my second day in The Gambia, West Africa, in May, I was having a conversation with a nice young man who was member of the hotel housekeeping staff and my “mini-bar” guy. He had just refreshed my mini-bar […]

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Made in Maine: Thoughts on Food, Animals, and Agriculture

Tanzania By Donald E. Hoenig, VMD, MIM Consulting I went to Tanzania the week before Thanksgiving last year. It was not only a new country for me but also a new continent. I was there as part of a three-person team representing the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and we were sent to evaluate […]

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Made In Maine: Thoughts on Food, Animals, and Agriculture

Which Came First? By Donald E. Hoenig, VMD I did a little supermarket research a couple weeks ago in preparation for a talk I gave at the New England Veterinary Medicine Association (NEVMA) meeting in Portland. A NEVMA Executive Board member had asked me to talk about farm animal welfare standards and certifying organizations. Since […]

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Made In Maine: Thoughts on Food, Animals, and Agriculture

Antibiotic Resistance By Donald E. Hoenig, VMD Since I began the Made In Maine: Thoughts on Food, Animals, and Agriculture blog a few months ago, I knew that one of these days I had to tackle the complicated topic of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use in food animals. I haven’t been looking forward to it […]

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Made in Maine: Thoughts on Food, Animals, and Agriculture

Only YOU Can Prevent … By Donald E. Hoenig, VMD On one of my recent flights out of Portland, it was a clear, cloudless morning and the plane flew right over the eastern end of Long Island, New York. As I admired the scene out the window at 33,000 feet, I noticed that I had […]

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Made in Maine: Thoughts on Food, Animals, and Agriculture

This Little Piggy By Donald E. Hoenig, VMD One snowy December a number of years ago, I witnessed three large (400-500 pound) sows fall through the floor into the manure pit of an old dairy barn in Turner, Maine, while they were eating stale donuts. It was about a 10-foot fall, but fortunately none of […]

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Made in Maine: Thoughts on Food, Animals, and Agriculture

Family Farms By Donald E. Hoenig, VMD I’ve been on a one-man crusade lately to abolish the term “industrial” or “factory” farm from the lexicon. I have a sinking feeling that it’ll be an exercise in futility, but I will persevere. Families own the vast majority of farms in Maine (and in America) and they […]

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Made in Maine: Thoughts on Food, Animals, and Agriculture

Don’t Forget to Vaccinate Your Horse (and Protect Yourself) By Donald E. Hoenig, VMD Over Labor Day weekend in 2009, we had a horse head, on ice, in a garbage can in our garage for four days. As you might imagine, my lovely wife, Lynn, was not too thrilled but over the 36 years that […]

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Made in Maine: Thoughts on Food, Animals, and Agriculture

That’s No Yolk By Donald E. Hoenig, VMD A couple weeks ago, my oldest daughter who lives on Cape Cod with her husband and our 18-month-old grandson, asked me if eggs needed to be refrigerated and it gave me the idea for my next blog. Did you know that the State of Maine is the […]

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