Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Bovine Vet Week-in-Review

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Impacts affecting animal health

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology has released its report, "The Direct Relationship between Animal Health and Food Safety Outcomes." The report was put together by a team of experts led by Scott Hurd, DVM, PhD, Iowa State University.The commentary looks at the pressures to change livestock rearing methods, evidence to support the direct public health impact on human illness days, and food safety and inspection service regulations.
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Is drought causing itty bitty calves?

Owners of fall-calving cow herds should start watching early as calving time approaches, says a University of Missouri veterinarian.Drought stress and high nitrate levels in a cow’s forage ration can trigger early calving, stillbirths and abortions.
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Quality Feed recalls milk replacer

Quality Feed Inc., of Dousman, Wis., is recalling milk replacer that was shipped between Jan. 31 and March 31, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
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Apply for AABP externship funds by Oct. 1

Do you know a promising student who’s interested in food animal medicine? Are you a student looking for an externship or in need of help to fund an externship? Apply for the AABP Student Externship Program. It’s a scholarship to enable students with an interest in bovine medicine to use their summers and school breaks to gain experience in the field.
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Easi-Scan ultrasound, it's just easier. Win yours at the AABP Conference.

Visit us in Montreal to win an Easi-Scan. If you are not using ultrasound, you and your clients are missing out on: earlier detection, less days open, higher fertility rates, less body strain, fetal viability, gender and twin diagnosis. Go here to learn how you can win your own Easi-Scan.

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calf in the chute

Encourage clients to pre-condition

It’s been proven time and time again that pre-conditioning pays in healthier, heavier calves at sale time. For those clients who may be smaller or not have adequate working facilities to pre-condition calves, consider hauling a portable chute to where they are and making it more convenient for them to pre-condition calves.
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Review session to answer questions about animal antibiotic use

An Ohio State University professor will answer questions regarding antibiotic use in livestock during a Sept. 19 presentation at the Farm Science Review in London, Ohio. Livestock and poultry producers work with veterinarians to use antibiotics for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is the treatment of sick animals. But antibiotics also are used to control or prevent disease in livestock populations or for improved growth efficiency.
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Prepare before you pull (that difficult birth)

The fall-calving season is underway. Before applying the obstetrical chains to "pull" a calf during a difficult birth, a proper analysis of the situation must be made.
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Designing Supplemental Positive Pressure Ventilation systems

Dr. Ken Nordlund will present on designing systems to deliver appropriate volumes of fresh air to calves without creating drafts.Problems with fluttering tubes, uneven distribution of air along the tube, and failure to inflate will be reviewed, along with practical ideas for tube location and construction materials.
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