Bovine Disease

BRD affects meat quality

A multi-disciplinary team of Oklahoma State University scientists and practitioners is riding herd on one of the most challenging concerns of Oklahoma’s $4.6 billion cattle industry: BRD. FULL STORY »

'Beef measles' not a public threat

The human tapeworm, Taenia saginata, has a unique lifecycle in that its intermediate host is striated muscle in beef cattle. FULL STORY »

Disclosure and Disposition of BVD PI Animals

Organizations including the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the Academy of Veterinary Consultants have adopted these statements on the prudent, ethical disposition of PI BVD cattle. FULL STORY »

Bleeding calf syndrome

A bleeding calf syndrome of unknown cause, resulting in high case fatality rates, has been detected in several European countries. FULL STORY »

Tick incursion increases in south Texas

Infestations of cattle fever ticks along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas were sharply higher this year. FULL STORY »

Watch exposure to rabies bait

The Nov. 6 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly e-newsletter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites an August 2009 case report of a 35-year old woman from Pennsylvania who developed rabies vaccinia virus infection as a result of contact with oral rabies vaccination (ORV) bait intended for wildlife. The bait contains liquid vaccinia-rabies glycoprotein (V-RG) recombinant virus vaccine. FULL STORY »

New information on fescue toxicosis

The October 2009 Healthy Animals Newsletter from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) says new research is shedding light on the relationship between chemical compounds and fescue toxicosis—a disease that affects grazing animals and costs the U.S. cattle industry an estimated $600 million annually. FULL STORY »

Importation and TB

The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) hosted a symposium on the future of the United States’ National Tuberculosis (TB) Program on July 20-21, 2009, in Denver. FULL STORY »

Early spring cow losses in southwest South Dakota

From early March through April 2009, numerous ranches in southwest South Dakota reported higher than normal numbers of cows in late gestation on pastures dying. FULL STORY »

Watch for tularemia risks

Tularemia is an uncommon but potentially fatal zoonotic disease caused by the gram-negative coccobacillus Francisella tularensis. Approximately 40 percent of all tularemia cases reported to CDC each year occur in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. FULL STORY »

Dairy Producers Share How Management Changes Lessened Incidence of Johne’s Disease


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