Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bovine Vet Week-in-Review

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Beef Cow

Start beef reproductive momentum

There are factors we can’t control in beef cattle reproduction, so we need to pay attention to the factors we can control.
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NMC Award of Excellence

Applications are now being accepted for the National Mastitis Council Award of Excellence for Contribution to Mastitis Prevention and Control, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.
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Apply for 2013 Pfizer scholarships

Veterinary students are invited to apply for the 2013 Pfizer Animal Health Scholarship Program. This partnership with American Veterinary Medical Foundation will award a minimum of $660,000 to students in all areas of veterinary medicine.
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Transition facility planning/remodeling workshop

The Dairyland Initiative offers “Transition Cow Facility Planning & Remodeling Dairy Barns,” a workshop by Drs. Nigel Cook and Ken Nordlund Nov. 1-2.
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What do YOU need in a portable ultrasound?

Bovine veterinarians around the country told us what they NEED in a portable ultrasound system. "I NEED...Image Quality for fetal sexing, early pregnancy diagnosis, and ovarian dynamics". "I NEED...Water resistant, biosecure, training, service and an American made system". E.I. Medical Imaging says..."You NEED the IBEX®". For more information, go to

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cows and calf

Wean early to preserve cow body condition

Early weaning of beef calves can have many advantages, and one of them, especially in a drought year, is to preserve body condition of the cows.
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Managing abortions on your dairy

Tremendous effort and resources are put toward reproductive management on our dairy farms. Knowing how to evaluate and minimize the risks of abortions in your cows is an important part of your reproductive program.
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Watch for trich when rebuilding herds

In some areas of the country hit hardest by drought that culled cows but now are rebuilding herds, diseases like trichomoniasis need to be of top concern. “As cows change hands, diseases move,” says Mac Devin, DVM, Boehringer Ingelheim. "We'll be bringing cows back to states like Texas when the drought is over and we are growing more forages."
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Questions and answers about EHD in cattle

EHD is a viral disease that has long been recognized as perhaps the most important infectious disease of white-tailed deer.
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