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Designing Vaccination Programs
Vaccination programs in a cow herd need to be custom designed for the particular need of the herd. Victor Cortese, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dip. ABVP of Pfizer Animal Health explains how to assess vaccines and decide which ones are most suitable. This feature was...
Preparing to Test for Bovine TB 101
By Jamie Larson, University of Minnesota Beef Team. It’s back-to-school time and a lesson in preparing to TB test is due....
Mycotoxins in Dairy Cows: a Menace to Cows, Farmers and Consumers!
By Biomin GmbH. The primary objective of dairy farmers is to optimize milk production and remain profitable over the long term. This isn’t simple given the volatility of the feed markets, milk prices, changing consumer preferences, and other constraints....
Checklist for Fly Control on Dairy Operations
This feature was issued by the Alberta Government. Fly control on dairy operations is important due to the risk of disease transfer causing such problems as mastitis and increased food safety concerns....
Fighting Illegal Imports to Beat Disease Threat
The threat of exotic animal diseases entering a country has led to a raft of legislation from most authorities preventing the illegal import of animal products, writes TheCattleSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
TSE Surveillance
Sally Spence, Technical Specialist, Field Veterinary services and Product Integrity and Sarah Aitken, Veterinary Intern, at the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries looks at the Australian surveillance system for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies,...
UK Cattle Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report (to March 2008)
By the Veterinary Laboratories Agency - This report monitors trends in the major endemic cattle diseases. The report is compiled using disease data gathered by the network of VLA Regional Laboratories. ...
UK Cattle Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report (to December 2007)
By the Veterinary Laboratories Agency - This report monitors trends in the major endemic cattle diseases. The report is compiled using disease data gathered by the network of VLA Regional Laboratories. ...
Zoonotic Infections in Europe: Trends and Figures
By J Denny of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden, F Boelaert of European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), Parma, Italy, B Borck of EFSA’s Zoonoses Collaboration Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, OE Heuer of EFSA’s...
Plant-Produced Protein Eases Dairy Cow Infection
By Rosalie Marion Bliss, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. ARS researchers have developed a new approach to thwart bacteria that cause coliform mastitis, an inflammatory udder disease of dairy cows. ...
Bluetongue Update: Disease continues to Spread in Germany
This GAIN report by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service highlights the continuing effects of bluetongue disease on Germany. ...
U.S. Consumers Had Short-Term Response to First BSE Announcements
By Fred Kuchler and Abebayehu Tegene, Amber Waves September 2007. USDA. In May 2003, several U.S. Government agencies announced that bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE—also known as mad cow disease) had been found in Alberta, Canada....
Fluke Facts
By Merial. Liver fluke infection of cattle – the facts, statistics and effects on production and control of the disease: for further information on any of these items, just click on one of the entries from the list below. ...
Treating Your Dairy Herd With Eprinex Pour-On - How to Calculate The Benefits
This spreadsheet, produced by Merial, allows the user to see what sort of financial benefits they can expect from treating their dairy herd with EPRINEX Pour-on....
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