Industry News

Survey reveals parlor practices that successfully manage mastitis

The survey of mastitis practices reminds us that those who achieve the greatest success have some common characteristics – including attitudes and actions – that keep everyone doing what is best for the cow to fight this costly disease. FULL STORY »

Consider shorter, single-group dry periods to manage hypocalcemia

Do cows need a 60-day dry period? In fact, research demonstrates that cows only need a minimum of 30 days dry, although it is not recommended to go less than 40 days dry. FULL STORY »

FDA finds positive and negative resistance trends

The Food and Drug Administration released its National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) 2011 Executive Report this week, showing both increasing and decreasing antimicrobial resistance trends. FULL STORY »

10 things dairies with great reproduction do right

Outstanding reproductive performance is the result of a myriad of decisions and practices implemented on the dairy. FULL STORY »

Early Pregnancy Detection: A tool for managing and marketing

Early pregnancy detection in replacement heifers or cows is a tool producers can use to increase profit. Traditionally, cows and replacement heifers are pregnancy tested in the fall of the year and then non-pregnant cows and cull cows are marketed at that time. This is also historically when cull cow prices tend to be seasonally at their lowest. FULL STORY »

IIAD calls for proposals

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) invites you to submit a white paper to its Open Call for Proposals. FULL STORY »

APHIS proposes Veterinary Services business plans

APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) has developed five-year business plans to outline the priorities, objectives, strategies, and field activities for each of the animal commodity groups in the VS budget line items: cattle, avian, swine, aquaculture, sheep and goat, equine, and cervid health. FULL STORY »

Don’t ignore public perception of livestock euthanasia

Euthanasia is an uncomfortable and unfortunate reality of livestock production; however, a critical part of both veterinary medicine and livestock handling is to determine when euthanasia is necessary and how to do it humanely. FULL STORY »

Top 10 reasons to deworm your dairy herd

One of the most important tasks you face is maintaining herd health, and that’s why parasite control should rank high on your priority list. FULL STORY »

Registration opens for NIAA antibiotics symposium

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will host a symposium Nov. 12-14, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia, titled “Antibiotic resistance: Moving forward through shared stewardship. Registration now is open and can be completed online. FULL STORY »

Selection for disease resistance

Among the complexities inherent in the bovine respiratory disease syndrome (BRDS), a genetic component leaves some animals more susceptible, or more resistant, than average. FULL STORY »

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