Bovine Veterinarian
February 16, 2013 | Web Version
AVC Outstanding Service Award nominees due
Treating barn fire survivors
NCBA President: Possible FSIS furlough costly
Crypto similar in organic and conventional dairies
Minnesota Dairy Health Conference
WSU Lameness/Good Health Records meetings
Dystocia and weak calves
Hurd’s food safety blog moves
Dave Nichols: technology pays
New online Salmonella risk assessment
AVC logo AVC Outstanding Service Award nominees due March 1
The Academy of Veterinary Consultants reminds its members that nominations for the AVC Outstanding Service Award, sponsored by Merck Animal Health, are due by March 1. Read More
Treating barn fire survivors
Across the country, dairy fires have been responsible for killing hundreds of cattle and calves. Nearly 300 animals have been killed by fire since Jan. 1, including 105 calves and cows killed in a Minnesota barn fire earlier this week. Read More
NCBA President: Possible FSIS furlough costly for producers
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s membership is highly concerned by statements from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding the sequestration process and a possible fifteen day furlough of all Food Safety Inspection Service employees, including food safety inspectors. Read More
dairy calf Crypto similar in organic and conventional dairies
A Swedish study reported in the March 2013 Journal of Epidemiology & Infection indicates that there is a similar prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp. in organic and conventional dairies. Read More
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Minnesota Dairy Health Conference
Register now for the 2013 Minnesota Dairy Health Conference! Read More
WSU Lameness/Good Health Records meetings
In March Washington State University Veterinary Medicine Extension will sponsor five meetings throughout the state for health management decisions makers on the dairy (owners, managers and veterinarians). Read More
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beef calf Dystocia and weak calves
Dystocia can lead to hypoxia and acidosis, and calves with acidosis have been shown to be more likely to have failure of passive antibody transfer (FPT) from colostrum, apparently due to decreased ability of these calves to absorb antibodies. Read More
Hurd’s food safety blog moves
Many people interested in food safety and animal health have been following the blog of Scott Hurd, DVM, PhD, Iowa State University. Hurd announces that the blog has now moved to a dedicated website at Read More
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Dave Nichols: technology pays
At the 2013 Cattlemen’s College at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention last week in Tampa, Fla., legendary cattleman Dave Nichols of Nichols Farms in Bridgewater, Iowa spoke about the importance of technology and genetics. Read More
New online Salmonella risk assessment
A new tool is available to help you evaluate whether your dairy is at increased risk for a Salmonella outbreak. Read More
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