Bovine Veterinarian
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NAHMS feedlot reports indicate opportunities
NAHMS report profiles small feedlot practices
USDA'S novel cell line identifies all FMD virus serotypes
Parasite control on DocTalk
Cattle temperament, immunity and performance
Reducing stress at branding time
Caution in hiring
AVMA praises Senate bill to amend Controlled Substance Act
AABP scholarship deadlines approach
Kansas House committee approves additional NBAF funds
Feedyard NAHMS feedlot reports indicate informational opportunities
Cattle feeders strongly believe in the effectiveness of pre-arrival management practices such as weaning vaccines, parasite control and weaning four weeks prior to shipment, but they often do not have access to management history on cattle they feed. That’s one example of opportunities for improvements in information sharing and education revealed in a new feedlot report from the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) a division of APHIS Veterinary Services. Read More
NAHMS report profiles small feedlot practices
A significant percentage of operators of small feedlots are not familiar with the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program, according to the new feedlot report from the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS). The numbers suggest opportunities for further education, particularly as cattle feeders who are familiar with the BQA program appear to place more importance on BQA practices than those unfamiliar with the program. Read More
USDA'S novel cell line identifies all FMD virus serotypes
USDA scientists have developed a new cell line that rapidly and accurately detects foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV), which causes a highly contagious and economically devastating disease in cattle and other cloven-hoofed animals. Read More
DocTalk show Parasite control on DocTalk
On this week’s DocTalk program, Kansas State University veterinarian Dan Thompson discusses parasite control with Dr. Dave Rethorst, also a K-State veterinarian who serves as director of outreach for the Beef Cattle Institute. Read More
Keep cows pregnant and on the job.
Protect her pregnancy, your clients' reproductive program and bottom line. Learn how to prevent Lepto hardjo-bovis for 365 days.
 
Cattle temperament, immunity and performance
Flighty cattle are difficult and sometimes dangerous to handle, and according to a report from USDA and university researchers, they could be better at concealing disease. According to a recent article in Agricultural Research magazine, from USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, reducing adverse consequences of stressful incidents and identifying animals that may react differently to stressors may benefit cattle’s growth and health. Read More
Reducing stress at branding time
Branding of livestock has served as an important method of permanent identification for thousands of years. Read More
 
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John Maday interview Caution in hiring
As radical groups have adopted the practice of sending operatives out to seek employment in agriculture, employers need to use due diligence in screening and hiring applicants. Watch video
AVMA praises Senate bill to amend Controlled Substance Act
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) applauds U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and Angus King (I-Maine) for introducing legislation yesterday that would correct a restriction in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) which prevents veterinarians from transporting or using controlled substances outside of their registered places of business. Read More
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AABP scholarship deadlines approach
It’s not too late to apply for potentially thousands of dollars in AABP scholarships for veterinary students. If you are a second or third year veterinary student interested in bovine medicine, please apply for one of these important scholarships. If you know a second or third year veterinary student interested in bovine medicine, please encourage them to apply. Read More
Kansas House committee approves additional NBAF funds
After some initial delays, the Kansas House Appropriations Committee last Friday approved Governor Sam Brownback’s request for an additional $202 million in bonds for development of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility. Read More
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