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Know the signs of foot rot in livestock
Excessive rain is a signal for cattle producers to keep an eye out for lameness in their animals, the first sign of foot rot....
Unravelling how animal diseases impact human health, wellbeing
A new research program has been launched to identify the individuals and communities most impacted by endemic and emerging diseases....
Calcium added to acidified prepartum diets for dairy cows benefits future reproduction
Achieving an appropriate calcium balance in dairy cows is critical near calving, but not only to ensure a healthy transition to lactation. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, calcium added to acidified prepartum diets can improve...
Remember proper injection sites when working calves
Many cow-calf operators are in the process of or getting ready to castrate male calves, immunize every calf against blackleg and respiratory diseases, and in some situations, booster yearlings....
Managing Prolapses in Cows
With spring calving season approaching, many ranchers will have to deal with the dreaded uterine and vaginal prolapse. ...
For Improved Profit Margins, the Dairy Doctor is in
For Dr. Joe Bender, what goes on in the environment surrounding an animal is just as important as what’s going on inside of it....
Scours management begins well in advance of spring calving
Oklahoma State University Extension experts recommend cattle producers with spring calving herds that have had diarrhea problems contact their large animal veterinarians now to plan management strategies....
Vaccination Of The Beef Herd: Tips to Remember
Vaccines stimulate the immune system of the animal to produce antibodies. Antibodies (or immunoglobulins) are proteins created by cells in the blood or in various lymphoid tissues that can be found in the intestine or upper respiratory tract. ...
Herding-cattle, wild buffalo from space
More than 1000 feral buffalo and unmanaged cattle roaming Northern Australia will be tagged and tracked as part a satellite herd-tracking program, announced today by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO....
Tips for preventing bloat in cows
If you’ve ever heard the saying, ‘Your eyes were bigger than your stomach,’ you probably know it usually refers to an overindulgence on food, ending up with a bellyache....
Kansas State study develops new vaccine method for cattle disease
Researchers at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with Iowa State University, have developed a new vaccine delivery platform to produce long-lasting protection against anaplasmosis infections. ...
Proper hoof care can prevent foot rot in cattle
Sores on the feet can sure make a person feel miserable not to mention making it hard to walk. ...
Persistently infected African buffalo not a likely cause of new FMD outbreaks say Pirbright scientists
Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have shown that African buffalo persistently infected with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) are unlikely to be the source of new outbreaks in other buffalo and cattle....
Enhance FMD surveillance by testing milk samples in the field
A follow-on study by scientists at The Pirbright Institute and the University of Glasgow has demonstrated that milk samples collected in the field can be used successfully to recognise cattle infected with foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV)....
 
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