Bovine Veterinarian
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FDA issues guidance for judicious antimicrobial use
Groups respond to FDA antibiotics guidance
AVC names Sjeklocha Consultant of the Year
High-altitude disease in cattle at lower elevations
Fresh cow health among top 10 keys for dairy financial success
Online training provides continuing education for veterinarians
Re-thinking Histophilus somni
USDA raises estimate of corn use, lowers price forecast
Cull cows: Profit center or economic drain
Tyson imposes animal welfare requirements on beef producers
Vet FDA issues guidance for judicious antimicrobial use
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is implementing a plan to help phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in food animals for food production purposes, such as to enhance growth or improve feed efficiency. The plan would also phase in veterinary oversight of the remaining appropriate therapeutic uses of such drugs. Read More
Groups respond to FDA antibiotics guidance
In an effort to help address potential antimicrobial resistance concerns in humans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued guidelines to extend veterinary oversight and phase out the sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine in food producing animals for growth promotion purposes. The new guidelines will be implemented over a three-year transition phase. Read More
AVC names Sjeklocha Consultant of the Year
Dave Sjeklocha, DVM, was honored Friday at the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) winter meeting with the AVC Consultant of the Year award, sponsored by Zoetis. Read More
John Maday High-altitude disease in cattle at lower elevations
Although it is commonly known as “high-altitude disease,” bovine pulmonary hypertension (BPH) can occur in cattle at lower elevations. Joe Neary MA, MS, VetMB, has focused much of his research on BPH and outlines some of the latest thinking on factors involved in the condition. Watch Video
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Fresh cow health among top 10 keys for dairy financial success
Maintaining healthy fresh cows is among the top 10 most important factors that can impact a dairy operation’s financial performance, according to dairy consultant Greg Bethard, Ph.D. Read More
Online training provides continuing education for veterinarians
Training modules offer veterinarians flexibility in furthering business expertise. Read More
 
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Cattle Re-thinking Histophilus somni
Among the pathogens commonly involved in bovine respiratory disease (BRD) complex, Histophilus somni is not as prevalent as Mannheimia haemolytica or Pasteurella multocida, but the pathogen is highly virulent and can cause a range of clinical disease presentations in cattle. Read More
USDA raises estimate of corn use, lowers price forecast
The USDA boosted its estimate for domestic corn use 2013-2014 corn use by 100 million bushels in this month’s Feed Outlook report, based on projected increases in ethanol production and grain exports for the new crop. Read More
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Cull cows: Profit center or economic drain
Every best management practices book related to beef cattle production calls for pregnancy checking the herd to identify open cows as early in the season as possible. Read More
Tyson imposes animal welfare requirements on beef producers
As consumers grow more concerned with animal welfare issues, Tyson says beef producers will have to follow on-farm requirements for animal treatment next year if they want to work with the major meat processor. Read More
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