Bovine Veterinarian
Saturday, August 10, 2013 | Web Version
ADT: The devil’s in the details
The many faces of BVD
Tyson says it will stop buying cattle fed beta-agonist
Merck Animal Health confident in safety and performance of Zilmax
A new role at GPVEC
Exploring options for controlling dust
Beef producers can net a $10 per head premium with BVD-PI testing
Health benefits of low-stress handling
FDA approves marketing of Bayer’s ProstaMate and OvaCyst
Bechtol wins FQF Industry Achievement Award
Hereford Cattle ADT: The devil’s in the details
Although animal disease traceability (ADT) became a fact of life for U.S. beef producers and veterinarians in March 2013, some implementation details remain in the “hammering out” stage. Read More
The many faces of BVD
Bovine viral diarrhea is a complicated disease, with multiple presentations and, globally, three species of virus associated with “BVD.” During a meeting of the NCBA Beef Herd Security/BVD Working Group at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference this week, Julia Ridpath, PhD, a research microbiologist with the USDA’s Animal Disease Research Center in Ames, Ia., outlined some current thinking on BVD, and particularly “HoBi-like” viruses, which are members of the Pestivirus genus along with BVDV1 and BVDV2. Read More
Tyson says it will stop buying cattle fed beta-agonist
Tyson Foods, Inc., America’s second-largest beef processor, has announced it will suspend purchases of cattle fed the beta-agonist zilpaterol. Read More
Merck Merck Animal Health confident in safety and performance of Zilmax
Animal well-being is a priority for Merck Animal Health. The facts are clear. Read More
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A new role at GPVEC
After spending several years as a technical services veterinarian with Zoetis, Dale Grotelueschen, DVM, MS, has returned to academia with the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center in Clay Center Nebraska. Read More
Exploring options for controlling dust
Dust, or what regulators call particulate matter, is a significant issue for feedyards and dairies, with implications for animal health and community relations. During last week’s Academy of Veterinary Consultants conference in Colorado Springs, Brent Auverman, PhD, a professor of biological and agricultural engineering with Texas A&M AgriLife, presented results of research into air-quality options for livestock operations. Read More
 
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Dollar Beef producers can net a $10 per head premium with BVD-PI testing
Research now shows cattle buyers are paying a premium for calves that test negative for being persistently infected (PI) with bovine viral diarrhea (BVD). According to an analysis of Superior Livestock Auction data for more than 350,000 head marketed, BVD-PI-negative calves commanded an average premium of $2.42 per hundredweight.1 For each 600-pound calf, this increases net profit by $10 per head. Read More
Health benefits of low-stress handling
Minimizing stress on calves arriving in the feedyard can offer multiple benefits, potentially including reducing sickness and improve feeding margins. Iowa State University Extension Veterinarian Grant Dewell, DVM, MS, PhD, discussed those advantages while presenting results of a recent ISU feeding trial comparing conventional receiving practices with a low-stress system. Read More
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FDA approves marketing of Bayer’s ProstaMate and OvaCyst
Bayer is re-introducing trusted reproduction management products following the recent acquisition of Teva Animal Health Read More
Bechtol wins FQF Industry Achievement Award
David Bechtol, DVM, will receive the Industry Achievement Award at the Feeding Quality Forums in Omaha, Neb., and Garden City, Kan., later this month. Read More
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