Adoption of established cow-calf management practices can improve production efficiency and thus reduce the environmental impact of beef production, according to results of a study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science.
Dr. Lorin D. Warnick, a professor of ambulatory and production medicine, took office August 1 as Interim Dean for the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was appointed to the post by former Dean Michael Kotlikoff, who has been appointed Provost of Cornell University.
Gerald Parker, DVM, Ph.D., M.S., has joined the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence, as Interim Director effective August 1, 2015.
Researchers in Australia claim genes coded for antibiotic resistance have passed to bacteria in wildlife species such as sea lions and penguins, particularly animals with close exposure to humans. Dr. Michelle Power, from Macquarie University, presented the research findings this week at the International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association.
Music starts and the dark screen transitions to a salt-and-pepper-haired man in a purple button-down shirt sitting in front of a tin-barn studio backdrop. “Hi, folks, it’s Dr. Dan from Doc Talk here today, and I’m sure glad you joined us,” he says with a smile and a slight twinge of a Midwestern drawl. “Today we’re going to be talking about something that is very common in the beef industry. Stay tuned, we’re going to have a great show.”
Given the value of cattle today, feedyard death loss is more costly than ever, and in spite of the preventative measures and treatments available, death loss percentages seem to have increased in recent years.
An upcoming training module from USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will help accredited veterinarians keep the reproductive disease trichomoniasis, also known as trich, out or their clients’ herds.
When a third or more of a rancher’s cows turn up open, which can happen when trichomoniasis, or trich, infects a herd, the rancher obviously takes a significant economic loss. But due to the sporadic nature of the disease, quantifying losses the disease causes across a region or across the country presents a challenge.