Bovine Veterinarian
Saturday, March 23, 2013 | View Web Version
Baby heifers — which do we keep?
Tip of the Week looks at hypothermia
Smart phones transforming livestock disease monitoring
Addressing drug use on dairies
Try to avoid body condition loss now
Hurd talks antibiotics to congressional staffers
Wisconsin vets exempt from prescription program
MSU veterinarian awarded USDA grant
Preruminant calf conference
Social media and vet medicine evolve

baby calf Baby heifers — which do we keep?
Making the decision on which heifers to keep back for replacements can start as early as that heifer’s birth. Read More
Tip of the Week looks at hypothermia
Spring may be here, at least by the calendar, but cold temperatures are still a threat to newborn calves. The Dairy Calf & Heifer Association has compiled some advice for detecting and dealing with hypothermia in newborn calves. Read More
Smart phones transforming livestock disease monitoring
Smart phones aren’t just first-world technology anymore. This and other 21st century devices are helping revolutionize Africa’s livestock industry by providing instant access to track animal vaccinations, animal disease outbreaks and more. Read More
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BQA Addressing drug use on dairies
Recently, Dr. Dave Rhoda discussed the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) award-winning treatment protocol work with a group of beef and dairy producers at the Cattle Industry Annual Convention. Rhoda shared the WVMA program which addresses drug use on dairies and encourages dairy producers to have a “mindset shift” when it comes to treatment protocols. Read More
 
BQA BQA — join the team
Becoming BQA-certified shows you’re committed to our industry. The online courses fit most schedules and are easy to do at home. Get certified — it shows others that you’re doing things right. Start today by visiting BQA.org/team.
 
Try to avoid body condition loss now
Cows in many Midwestern herds are calving in marginal body condition. Short hay and standing forage supplies as well as expensive supplemental feeds, are partially to blame. Read More
Hurd talks antibiotics to congressional staffers
The American Farm Bureau Federation and other members of the Coalition for Animal Health last week hosted an educational briefing for congressional staff on meat production, public health and the importance of antibiotics. Read More
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Wisconsin vets exempt from prescription program
WVMA applauds Gov. Scott Walker for signing 2013 Wisconsin Act 3, exempting Wisconsin veterinarians from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Read More
Michigan State veterinarian awarded USDA grant to study mastitis
Improving mastitis control, reducing antibiotic use, increasing the economic viability of dairy farms — these are the goals of a research team led by Ronald Erskine, professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Science. Read More
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Preruminant calf conference
The 25th ADSA Discover Conference on Food Animal Agriculture, "New Developments in Immunity, Nutrition, and Management of the Preruminant Calf", will be held May 28-31 at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa, Itasca, Ill. (near O'Hare Int'l Airport). The conference is hosted by the American Dairy Science Association. Read More
Social media and vet medicine evolve
At a Brakke Consulting Inc., veterinary industry roundtable last week at the Kansas City, Mo., office of law firm Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Advanstar’s Marnette Falley shared data from 2,600 veterinarians/staff on their use of social media. Read More
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