Bovine Disease

Handling animals with grass tetany

Grass tetany is caused by a magnesium imbalance in cattle often due to young, rapidly growing forage with an increased potassium content, usually the result of fertilization in the growing season. The increased potassium reduces the animal’s ability to absorb magnesium and hypomagnasemia can result. FULL STORY »

Prevent beef calf respiratory disease

When calves die in their first three weeks of life, the major causes are calving-related problems or weather-related causes (25.7% and 25.6%, respectively), according to the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Beef 2007-2008 report. But after 3 weeks of age, almost one-third of beef calf deaths are from respiratory disease. W. Mark Hilton, DVM, Dipl. ABVP-Beef Cattle, Purdue University, generally sees respiratory issues and summer pneumonia in calves between 2–4 months of age. FULL STORY »

Cattle rabies is no laughing matter

A recent online blog in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about a Georgia farmer who was attached by his rabid cow makes light of the incident, but rabies in livestock is no joke. The author, George Mathis, says after the attack the farmer was able to, “blast the unnamed and unarmed cow three times with his shotgun.” He goes on to say that the cow was euthanized several days later. FULL STORY »

Stress and BRDC

Bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) is the most significantly infectious disease in cattle, and is exacerbated by stress. FULL STORY »

‘Tis the season for Q fever

Q fever is a rickettsial infection caused by Coxiella burnetii bacterium. It is widespread globally among livestock and domestic ruminants, and sheep, cattle and goats are the most frequent source of human infection. Veterinarians should be aware of Q fever and its transmission to humans as calving, lambing and kidding season approaches. FULL STORY »

Watch for hypokalemia

Mild to moderate hypokalemia is a very common metabolic disturbance in cattle. Know the clinical signs. FULL STORY »

Put trich on the differential list

Not many things cause the number of open cows that trichomoniasis does. FULL STORY »

Trich transmission in the cow herd Play video

Brad White, DVM, Kansas State University, discusses Tritrichomonas foetus transmission in the cow herd. FULL STORY »

C. punctata has negative effects

In a webcast hosted by Bovine Veterinarian, parasitologist Lou Gasbarre, discussed parasite resistance and parasite emergence. FULL STORY »

When is a trial valid?

Veterinarians are inundated with studies, research, trials and data, but how do you judge if a trial is valid? FULL STORY »

Rabies compendium available

An updated Compendium of Animal Rabies is available; make sure you know the signs of rabies in livestock. FULL STORY »

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