Bovine Veterinarian
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Progress in FMD research
University of Surrey secures major grant for bovine TB research
Merck updates veterinarians on Zilmax
How does a veterinary practice reach the next level?
Nesting is not just for the birds
California seminars offer cattle handling, ultrasound training
Avoiding a milk “slump”
Video series addresses “superbugs” in meat
Mississippi State University Extension unveils cattle app
Feed efficiency in heifers
dairy Progress in FMD research
Since 1954, scientists with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have conducted research at plum Island, New York to prevent and control foreign animal diseases that threaten U.S. livestock production and food security. A new article from ARS outlines progress, particularly in defending against foot and mouth disease (FMD). Read More
University of Surrey secures major grant for bovine TB research
A collaborative project between academics in the UK and India aims to develop a revolutionary new control strategy for bovine tuberculosis (TB), with global benefits for human and animal health. Read More
Merck updates veterinarians on Zilmax
At the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) conference this week in Denver, representatives from Merck Animal Health updated veterinarians and answered questions about their beta agonist product ZIlmax. The company suspended sales of the product in the United States and Canada in August, after concerns emerged over mobility problems in cattle arriving at packing plants. Read More
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Nesting is not just for the birds
The thermoneutral zone of a newborn dairy calf is 50 to 78 degrees F. Therefore, it is critical that calves be given sufficient bedding so they can keep warm as the temperature drops. Read More
California seminars offer cattle handling, ultrasound training
A pair of upcoming seminars in California will help veterinarians and producers learn some new skills while earning CE credits and Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification or recertification. Read More
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If your herd has experienced a drop in milk production this fall, it may be beneficial to evaluate herd management strategies. That's according to Dr. Andy Fielding, senior dairy technical consultant with Purina Animal Nutrition. Read More
Video series addresses “superbugs” in meat
Consumers aware of food safety issues may worry about “superbugs,” but the bacterium resistant to all antibiotics that can cause a foodborne illness is rare according to the latest Meat MythCrusher video. Watch Video
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Mississippi State University Extension unveils cattle app
A new app released earlier this week by the Mississippi State University Extension assists producers with important cattle management decisions. Read More
Feed efficiency in heifers
Research has shown considerable variation in feed efficiency between individual cattle, and heritability of feed efficiency suggests producers could reduce production costs through genetic selection. Measuring individual cattle for feed efficiency, however, particularly at multiple production stages, presents a challenge. Also, questions remain about the relationships between feed efficiency and other important traits such as those involved in reproduction. Read More
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