Advice Column

Dear Baxter,

As a fellow veterinarian, I am hoping you can help me. My wife Nancy has two cow dogs that will readily obey commands to sit and stay until they get near a cow. Then they chase the critter and can’t hear a word we say. It’s very obvious to me that they go deaf near livestock.

So, what’s your diagnosis? I’ve considered cow dander allergies, pour on irritation and ear infections to name a few. If possible, send a note or RX.

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