10 diagnostics for a stocker calf practice

Jessica Laurin, DVM, Animal Health Center of Marion Co., Inc., Marion, Kan., has many stocker/backgrounder clients in her area on the edge of the Kansas Flint Hills. Laurin says, FULL STORY »

WVC soars in attendance

The 2011 83rd Annual Western Veterinary Conference is topping out with more 14,000 attendees this year, including veterinarians, technicians, exhibitors and guests. FULL STORY »

WVC Food Animal Incentive awards

At the 2011 Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, five veterinarians were awarded the 2011 Food Animal Incentive awards. Each of the award winners is conducting post-graduate veterinary work in food animal medicine. FULL STORY »

WVC Food Animal Incentive Award winners

Five Food Animal Incentive Awards (FAIA) are given annually by the Western Veterinary Conference to veterinarians engaged in a university or private practice internship or residency (first year) in food animal medicine, surgery, production medicine, theriogenology, or epidemiology. FULL STORY »

Reduce weaning stress

Weaning is a stressful period for feeder calves and this event typically results in reduced feed intake and a challenge to the immune system, says Brad White, DVM, MS, Kansas State University. FULL STORY »

Economic considerations of cow-calf diagnostics

Use of diagnostic tests for biosecurity purposes for purchased cattle offers veterinarians a tool to reduce the risk of disease for our cow-calf clients, said Bob Larson, DVM, PhD, speaking at the 2010 Western Veterinary Conference. FULL STORY »

Antimicrobial use in cattle

Loren Schultz, DVM, MS, University of Missouri, says FDA approval of an antibiotic requires manufacturers to demonstrate that the drug is safe and efficacious for its intended purpose in its intended species. FULL STORY »

Cryptosporidiosis in dairy calves

Cryptosporidium parvum is the pathogen most often diagnosed in preweaned scouring calves, says Daryl Nydam, DVM, PhD, Cornell University, speaking at the 2010 Western Veterinary Conference. FULL STORY »

Measuring pain in cattle

Administration of local anesthesia prior to castration and dehorning is legislated in several European countries, however, there are currently no analgesic drugs specifically approved for pain relief in livestock by the U.S Food and Drug Administration. FULL STORY »

Five routes of disease transmission

Biological risk management (BRM) is important because of the interaction of people with animals, the animal health and economic consequences of allowing disease entry and spread, the rise in emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, increasing globalization, and the role of the veterinarian in BRM. FULL STORY »

Preventive strategies for ketosis

Parturition and the onset of lactation challenges calcium and energy homeostasis in dairy cows predisposing them to periparturient disorders that affect health, production and reproductive performance says Carlos Risco, DVM, Dipl. ACT, University of Florida. FULL STORY »

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