Bovine Veterinarian
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NRC report addresses veterinary workforce needs
FDA clarifies rules for using MGA with medicated feeds
USDA releases fourth report from Feedlot 2011 Study
BIF to host genetic prediction workshop
Maximize your colostrum feeding program
Inventories down, placements inch upward
Managing BRD starts with the veterinarian
Temperatures are dropping - Are your clients’ calves ready?
FDA proposes new rules for animal food and feed
Preventing diseases of animals in public settings
Veterinary Medicine NRC report addresses veterinary workforce needs
A committee of the National Research Council (NRC) has released a book titled “Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine.” Read More
FDA clarifies rules for using MGA with medicated feeds
FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) this week issued a statement to clarify regulations regarding use of melengestrol acetate (MGA) in combination with monensin and tylosin added to cattle rations. Read More
USDA releases fourth report from Feedlot 2011 Study
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released the fourth descriptive report from its Feedlot 2011 study: Part IV: Health and Health Management on U.S. Feedlots with a Capacity of 1,000 or More Head. The report was produced by APHIS’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS). Read More
BIF BIF to host genetic prediction workshop
The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) will host a Genetic Prediction Workshop in Kansas City, MO on December 12-13, 2013 at the Holiday Inn KCI Airport and KCI Expo Center, 11728 NW Ambassador Drive. Read More
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Maximize your colostrum feeding program
The newborn calf's immune system is underdeveloped, so it depends on colostrum to supply critical "passive immunity" to ward off illness and infection, plus other colostral factors necessary to enhance calf health, growth and performance. Read More
Inventories down, placements inch upward
The USDA released its delayed and much anticipated October Cattle on Feed report on Thursday, Oct. 31, showing on-feed inventories at 10.1 million head as of Oct. 1, down 8 percent from a year earlier. The report had been scheduled for October 18 but was delayed due to the government shutdown. Read More
 
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BRD Managing bovine respiratory disease starts with the veterinarian
A comprehensive plan can help keep producers prepared Read More
Temperatures are dropping - Are your clients’ calves ready?
In many parts of the country the heat has subsided, replaced with crisp fall air. “We aren’t yet in the cold weather mindset, but if you’re finding yourself putting on an extra layer of clothes, chances are your calves are already experiencing cold stress.” This according to Ed Denton, a calf and heifer specialist with Purina Animal Nutrition located in New York. Read More
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FDA proposes new rules for animal food and feed
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today published a proposed rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act intending to improve safety of livestock feeds and pet foods. Read More
Preventing diseases of animals in public settings
The Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2013, was published in the November 1, 2013, issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA). The Compendium is available at no cost on the JAVMA website. Read More
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