Industry News

USDA report: Heifer questions, strong export demand

The August Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook report from USDA, released August 18, examines somewhat conflicting numbers regarding heifer retention, and shows U.S. beef imports and exports running well above last-year’s levels. FULL STORY »

Newest U.S. vet school welcomes inaugural class

Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) welcomes the members of the Inaugural Class of 2018 when orientation began last week. FULL STORY »

Bovine IgG Colostrum Replacement reformulated

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products announces improvements to its LAND O LAKES Bovine IgG Colostrum Replacement; now featuring instant mix formulation. FULL STORY »

Eureka Genomics receives USDA grant for bovine genotyping project

Management aims to raise additional capital to commercialize range of high-value targeted genotyping assays for clinical, animal health, and agriculture. FULL STORY »

Why deworming in the fall makes sense

We’ve all heard the horror stories associated with parasite infestation on pastures – cattle producers lament and studies show that parasite infections can lead to a number of herd health problems, including negative effects on the immune system, decreased appetites, decreased weaning weights and lower conception rates. FULL STORY »

Vesicular stomatitis outbreak continues in Texas, Colorado

Several new cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) have been confirmed in horses in Texas and Colorado over the past week. FULL STORY »

The hidden costs of sub-clinical BRD

When calves are pulled and treated for bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in a feedyard or backgrounding operation, or when calves die from the disease, the costs to the operation are fairly well defined. However, animals with BRD that remain undetected and untreated can result in significant losses in terms of performance and carcass value. FULL STORY »

Heat Stress Highlights from ADSA/ASAS

Heat stress is one of the primary obstacles to efficient animal production. It can cause major negative effects on milk production and reproduction, influencing profitability of the dairy operation. FULL STORY »

CNS mastitis – what is it anyway?

Coagulase-Negative Staphs (CNS) may be the leading cause of subclinical mastitis and yet it has been a mystery. A recently published study sheds some light. FULL STORY »

Impact of BVD on feedyard cattle

Bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus can cause severe reproductive losses in cow herds, particularly when a persistently infected (PI) calf survives and continuously exposes the rest of the herd to the virus. During the recent Academy of Veterinary Consultants conference, Michigan State University veterinarian Dan Grooms, DVM, PhD, DACVM, outlined research showing the BVD virus also can cause significant losses during the finishing phase. FULL STORY »

The veterinarian should be part of the dairy team

Dairies are best served by having a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR). FULL STORY »

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