Industry News

From the BIF conference: The long-term impact of cow nutrition

Experts in human health have long known that the mother’s nutrition during pregnancy can positively or negatively affect the long-term health of her baby. Many of the interactions, however, are not well understood and remain under study. Similar influences occur in cattle, but again, many questions remain as to critical nutrients, critical times during gestation and the outcomes in terms of animal health, performance and beef quality. FULL STORY »

Henry Schein Animal Health to host 2014 Vet-technology summit

Veterinarians and their staff seeking to gain valuable insights into state-of-the-art practice management and experience the latest veterinary technology solutions can attend the Henry Schein Veterinary Technology Summit. FULL STORY »

Rabobank: Global dairy price recovery likely 6 months away

Rabobank has published a new report on the global dairy industry. As anticipated, global dairy prices softened considerably through Q2. FULL STORY »

From the BIF conference: Genetics and BRDC

For cattle producers and veterinarians, bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) presents a perplexing and persistent challenge. BRD is the most common disease and cause of death loss in cattle, and about 20 different pathogens can be involved in cases. FULL STORY »

Land O’Lakes Electrolyte System reformulated for performance

Address the effects of calf scours and dehydration during the summer heat. FULL STORY »

Water quality, quantity critical to dairy cow performance

Never underestimate the importance of good drinking water to a dairy herd. FULL STORY »

Developing goals for dairy herd reproductive performance

Using benchmarking data from similarly managed dairy herds can be helpful when developing herd goals for reproductive performance. FULL STORY »

Delving deeper into the animal genome

The idea that around 80 percent of human DNA is “junk” DNA with no real purpose never sat well with scientists. FULL STORY »

Water intake by dairy calves during the summer months

The University of Minnesota's SROC research center has more trouble maintaining good calf growth and health in the summer than in the winter. FULL STORY »

From the BIF conference: Research at US-MARC

Following the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) conference last week in Lincoln, Neb., two bus-loads of attendees participated in a one-day tour, visiting Circle 5 feedlot, GeneSeek and the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) near Clay Center. FULL STORY »

Wage war on our top 5 welfare issues

As a veterinarian, I see things we could do to improve cow and calf welfare. We need to improve our practices relating to lameness, dehorning, tail docking, euthanasia and transportation. FULL STORY »

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