Bovine Veterinarian
January 26, 2013 | View Web Version
Animal welfare is not checking a box
Grants from AABP — but hurry!
Three more BVDV myths busted
Food-Animal programs at WVC
Rumen microbiology textbook now online
Arcanobacterium pyogenes renamed
Don’t feed heifers like cows
First 6 hours crucial for passive immunity
Input needed on USDA insect/tick research
Vet students: Win an Easi-Scan for your school
Feedlot cattle Animal welfare is not checking a box
If your beef and dairy clients believe their animal welfare programs are only about audits and “checking boxes” on a list, they are in it for the wrong reasons, says Dan Thomson, PhD, DVM, director of the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University. Read More
Grants from AABP — but hurry!
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) has two grants still available for applications, but the deadlines are approaching soon. Read More
Three more BVDV myths busted
Much has been written about BVDV over the years and much has been and is still being discovered, but in spite of that misinformation “myths” about BVDV still remain.Dan Givens, DVM, PhD, Auburn University, discusses the plausibility of the most persistent myths about BVDV. Read More
WVC logo Food-Animal programs at WVC
There is still time to register at the standard rate for the Dr. Jack Walther 85th Annual Western Veterinary Conference Feb. 17-21, in Las Vegas. Register until Jan. 31 to avoid late fees. Read More
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Rumen microbiology textbook now online
The textbook provides an overview of rumen microbiology and its role in ruminant nutrition. A PDF can be downloaded for free via the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center web site. Read More
Arcanobacterium pyogenes renamed
Arcanobacterium pyogenes formerly known as Corynebacterium pyogenes and Actinomyces pyogenes underwent recent taxonomic evaluation resulting in its name change (again). Read More
 
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That was one of the questions that was tackled, wrestled with and given a beat-down at the November National Institute for Animal Agriculture's "One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose" symposium. Check out this article and more in the January issue of Bovine Veterinarian.
Red Angus heifers Don’t feed heifers like cows
Heifers are not cows, especially when it comes to their nutritional needs prior to breeding. The important difference between pre-breeding cows and heifers is that heifers are still using nutrients to grow and mature in addition to putting on body weight so that they can prepare for breeding. Read More
Most passive immunity occurs in the first 6 hours
Resistance to disease is greatly dependent on antibodies or immunoglobulins and can be either active or passive in origin. Read More
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Input needed on USDA insect/tick research
USDA ARS to hold a stakeholder workshop via webinars and its website to gather input on research needs for suppression and control of insects and ticks that affect livestock, poultry and people. Read More
Vet students — win an Easi-Scan for your school!
BCF is running a contest for student organizations within veterinary medicine programs to win an Easi-Scan ultrasound machine for their university. Read More
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