Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

Bovine Vet Week-in-Review

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Antibiotics and sustainability

In his recent blog, Scott Hurd, DVM, PhD, Iowa State University, discusses antibiotics and sustainability and how they fit together.
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NAHMS dairy study needs your help

The USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System is seeking input from stakeholders of the U.S. dairy industry to help develop objectives for Dairy 2014, NAHMS fifth national dairy study. Specifically, NAHMS is asking representatives of producer organizations, universities, state and federal dairy health and production personnel to identify their informational needs, priorities and the most important issues facing the U.S. dairy industry.
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Keep sinks in exam rooms

There may be such as thing as style over function in many areas of our lives (super high heels, trendy uncomfortable furniture), but in the area of disease transmission and zoonotic diseases, hygiene in veterinary clinics needs to maintain function over style.
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Animal care training

Dan Thomson, DVM, PhD, director of Kansas State University's Beef Cattle Institute, discusses new online animal care training.
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25 feeder calf mistakes to avoid

This fall when calves will be entering the feedlot, the feedlot team including the veterinarian, nutritionist, manager, pen riders and feeders will have the opportunity to all work together to get these calves off to a good start.
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How can veterinarians manage variation associated with BRD?

Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) can have a negative impact on cattle feeding and stocker operations, especially if not managed correctly. “BRD management is not a ‘one size fits all’ strategy,” says Dr. Brad Williams, DVM, MBA, technical consultant for Elanco, “as several variables need to be considered.” Read full article.

Tips for mycotoxin management in dairy feed

Due to this year’s ominous drought, many producers are now faced with the challenge of how to feed the 2012 yield to their livestock. “This year’s climate created all the right ingredients for a cocktail of mycotoxin challenges,” says Max Hawkins, PhD, Alltech.
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Cold weather livestock tips

Yvonne Bellay, DVM, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, advises livestock owners to prepare for cold-weather care of their animals. “Animals can suffer from hypothermia, frostbite and other cold weather injuries, and harsh conditions can weaken their immune systems, leaving them vulnerable to illness,” Bellay said in the Department’s Animal Health News newsletter. “You need to think about extra nutrition, access to water, plenty of good bedding, and proper shelter for both pets and livestock.”
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