Veterinary-client relationships have always been built on trust. Producers know their veterinarian has their best interests in mind, and wants them to be successful by having healthy animals. With the new Veterinary Feed Directive rules, that relationship is more important than ever.
This spring, James Cullor, DVM, PhD, visited dairies in developing regions of India and China to help local farmers improve the health and wellbeing of their cattle, food safety, environment, and their own economic wellbeing. Cullor is a professor at the University of California-Davis.
Stress is continually imposed upon production animals to provide more meat and milk products. To maximize yield, it is imperative to keep animals as comfortable as possible and maintain feed intake for conversion into meat and milk.