Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bovine Vet Week-in-Review

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Antimicrobial resistance — a polarizing issue

Antimicrobial resistance is never going to go away and we will never completely win. “But, there are key battles we should and must win,” says Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, Dipl. ACVP, dean of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
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Animal antimicrobial use today

When looking at how antimicrobials are used in animals and humans, it’s important to carefully look at the differences between the groups.
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Antibiotic issues that need addressed

Participants at the NIAA Antibiotics Symposium were separated into more than 15 small groups to identify the most important issues that need to be addressed regarding antibiotic use and resistance (in humans and animals).
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Approving antibiotics — what’s the problem?

In an era of instant-everything, it’s hard to understand why we can’t develop, research and bring to market new antibiotics for animals that can solve disease issues as well as prevent against antibiotic-resistance in the human population.
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Get Smart About Antibiotics Week — not just for humans

This week (Nov. 12-18) was “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” — promoted by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The food-animal veterinary side is also working diligently to use antibiotics prudently and effectively to combat disease while preventing antimicrobial resistance as much as possible.
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Fecal testing cattle in the fall

Ben Schroeder, DVM, Cedar County Veterinary Services, Hartington, Neb., explains how he encourages his clients to fecal test their cattle in the fall.
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Be wary of pistachio shells in cattle feed

Pistachio shell impaction resulted in intestinal rupture or ulceration and secondary peritonitis in multiple dairy animals.
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The goal: pregnant cows

The goal on any dairy should be to get cows pregnant. The metric we need to evaluate to determine if we are reaching this goal is the 21-day pregnancy rate.
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Help Take on Scours

ScourGuard® 4KC helps provide broad scours protection for your cows' newborn calves. Tough mothers know best. Contact your veterinarian or Pfizer Animal Health representative, or visit for more information.



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