Bovine Disease

Baby calf health: Deformed calves

Every year cattle producers encounter problems with calves that are born with congenital abnormalities. FULL STORY »

Bovine TB Case Traced to Indiana Farm

Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has identified bovine tuberculosis (commonly called “TB,” or more formally known as Mycobacterium bovis) in a beef cattle herd in Southeastern Indiana. FULL STORY »

Johne’s Disease Booklet Available

Dairy and beef producers, veterinarians and others involved in the dairy and beef industries wanting to learn more about Johne’s disease prevention and control are encouraged to request a new 16-page booklet available from the National Johne’s Education Initiative and the National Institute for Animal Agriculture. FULL STORY »

Animal health news from NCBA

At the recent National Cattlemen’s Beef Association annual meeting and convention in Denver, several updates on cattle health issues were given. FULL STORY »

Multi-Year Project Reduced Johne's in Michigan

A team of veterinarians, animal scientists and extension educators from Michigan State University are completing a multi-year research study looking at control and prevention of Johne’s Disease ( in cattle herds. FULL STORY »

BRD Treatment and CPPS

The Mycoplasma bovis bacterium is involved in bovine respiratory disease complex (BRD) and plays a role in chronic pneumonia and polyarthritis syndrome (CPPS). This disease is responsible for 25-40% of feedlot calf mortality and has surpassed shipping fever as the leading cause of death loss in high-risk fall-placed feedlot calves in Canada. FULL STORY »

What is trichomoniasis?

SUNUP's Glenn Selk talks with Extension veterinarian D.L Step, about what trichomoniasis is, how it affects cattle and how to prevent it. FULL STORY »

Victory At Hand Against Deadly Rinderpest Disease

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is poised to declare rinderpest, a disease that has caused massive cattle death losses and human famine, eradicated. FULL STORY »

Exotic bluetongue

At the Biosecurity: Our Regional & National Response symposium on Monday in Kansas City, Mo., Barbara Drolet, PhD, USDA, ARS, Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit, gave an update on exotic bluetongue. FULL STORY »

Rift Valley Fever

At the Biosecurity: Our Regional & National Response symposium on Monday in Kansas City, Mo., Barbara Drolet, PhD, USDA, ARS, Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit provided an update on Rift Valley Fever (RVF). FULL STORY »

Ketosis in dairy cattle

The postpartum period is a critical stage of lactation for a high producing dairy cow. This period is characterized by drastic metabolic changes, immunosuppression, negative energy balance (NEB) and elevated levels of stress, which can lead to increased incidence of diseases and decreased animal efficiency. Ketosis is one metabolic disease, frequently observed in high producing herds. Ketosis usually occurs within a few days to a few weeks after calving. FULL STORY »

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