Bovine Veterinarian
Saturday, January 04, 2014 | Web Version
FDA offers resources on extra-label drug use
Breeding plans made easier
Focus on prevention
Research changes mastitis treatment decisions
Announcing Dairyland Initiative workshops
Zilmax suspension and carcass weights
GlobalVetLINK’s role in Guidance 213
Questions to ask your veterinarian
How to make cows happy
Profit Tips: Signs of Mycoplasma bovis infection
FDAlogo FDA offers resources on extra-label drug use
Veterinarians sometimes have the medical need and legal ability to use drugs in extra- or off-label applications. They need however, to understand the acceptable conditions for doing so and other regulations tied to the practice, particularly in food animals. To help practitioners negotiate those regulations, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has developed an article titled “The Ins and Outs of Extra-Label Drug Use in Animals: A Resource for Veterinarians,” along with links to additional resources. Read More
Breeding plans made easier
Sandy Johnson, Kansas State University animal scientist, discusses a great AI tool, the Beef Reproductive Task Force's Estrus Synchronization Planner. Watch Video
Focus on prevention
Craig Jones, DVM, a technical services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., outlines the company’s emphasis on disease prevention in livestock production, and their involvement with Iowa State University in developing an online biological risk-assessment tool for veterinarians to use with their clients. Watch Video
Mastitis New research changes mastitis treatment decisions
Mastitis is a frustrating disease that has challenged dairy producers for as long as cows have been milked. But now, new research is changing protocols to more effectively manage this longstanding and costly problem. Read More
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Announcing upcoming Dairyland Initiative Workshops
The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine will host three days of Dairy Initiative tours and workshops, February 12 to 14, focused on dairy facilities that maximize animal well‐being, health and performance. Read More
Zilmax suspension and carcass weights
After Merck Animal Health temporarily suspended sales of its Zilmax feed additive in August 2013, industry analysts speculated on the potential impacts on slaughter weights and beef production. Read More
Season Long Control
Your cattle will look so good the neighbors will stare. Talk to your veterinarian or visit for more information on prescription LONGRANGE(eprinomectin).
Vet GlobalVetLINK’s role in the FDA release of Guidance 213
Antibiotic resistance continues to be a growing public health concern. On December 11th, 2013, the FDA announced their steps to begin phasing out the use of certain antimicrobial drugs that may lead to antibiotic resistance in humans provided in Guidance for Industry #213. Read More
Questions a dairy farmer should ask his or her veterinarian
How can you get the most out of your relationship with your herd veterinarian? Ohio dairy veterinary practitioner Fred Gingrich offers his advice. Read More
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Removing the obstacles: How to make cows happy
What are some common causes of stress we might see on a dairy farm that could make your cows unhappy and poor performers? Read More
Profit Tips: Signs of Mycoplasma bovis infection
Mycoplasma bovis infection is caused by mycoplasma, the smallest free-living pathogen in animals. Read More
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