Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bovine Vet Week-in-Review

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Kicking off the 45th annual AABP Board of Directors meeting

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners Board of Directors kicked off the 45th Annual Meeting on Wednesday in Montreal, Canada.
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Industry loses Ray Ivie, DVM

One of the pioneers of the bovine veterinarian industry has passed away. Raymond Ivie, DVM, of Follett, Texas, a charter member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, passed away at the age of 90 on Sept. 15.
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Merial, Dairy Quality Center honor Dr. Wadsworth with award

Montreal, Canada, was the site of the 45th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
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Beware the fair (and petting zoos)

A new article in Zoonoses and Public Health highlights illnesses caused by petting zoos and the like. Veterinarians can play an important role in their communities when children come in contact with farm animals at fairs, petting zoos and even in the classroom.
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Do you ultrasound?

No? You and your clients could be missing out on:
-Fetal viability, gender and twin diagnosis
-Earlier detection
-Less days open
-Higher fertility rates
-Less body strain
Click here for more clinical information on each topic .

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Positioning beef practice for the future

If beef cattle veterinarians don’t continue to step up and offer services their clients want, someone else will, says Kee Jim, DVM, Feedlot Health Management Services, Okotoks, Alberta.
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The benefits of feedlot trials

A lot of feedlot veterinarians perform on-feedlot trials or side-by-side comparisons of drugs and treatment protocols to try to get a handle on what works best for that operation.
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Change needles for good BQA (video)

Ben Schroeder, DVM, Cedar County Veterinary Services, Hartington, Neb., explains why he supplies his producers with a full box of needles instead of just what they might need, in order to help them maintain BQA principles when vaccinating cattle.
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Investigate before feeding crop residue

With the drought of 2012, some dairies may look to alternative roughage sources, such as crop residues, says Shane Gadberry, PhD, University of Arkanasas.
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