Bovine Veterinarian
Saturday, February 22, 2014 | Web Version
Preventing disease outbreaks — there’s an app for that
Estrus synchronization planner updated to newest protocol
TAHC welcomes Dr. Brodie Miller as Region 5 director
Are probiotics for young calves worthwhile?
USDA: Beef production drops, herd growth will be slow
Preventing milk fever with anionic salts
Trichomoniasis: Still a threat to beef breeding herds
The importance of colostrum replacements in newborn calves
Unique cattle antibodies offer clues to human immune systems
Cast your vote for the 2014 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame
Smartphone Preventing disease outbreaks — there’s an app for that
Veterinarians are our nation’s first responders for animal health. They act as the primary line of defense against animal disease outbreaks and are essential to the protection of our animal industries and economy. Food animal veterinarians, or those that treat livestock and poultry, are often responsible for monitoring the health of thousands of animals spread across vast geographic areas. While some diseases can be readily diagnosed, others are harder to identify in the field. Read More
Estrus synchronization planner updated to newest protocol
Cow-calf producers and others who use the Bovine Estrus Synchronization Planner software are encouraged to download the newest version for their operations from the Iowa Beef Center (IBC) website. Garland Dahlke of IBC at Iowa State University said the update is free, as are all files related to the program. Read More
TAHC welcomes Dr. Brodie Miller as Region 5 director
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Brodie Miller has been selected as the new Region 5 Director. Miller will be headquartered in the Region 5 Office located in Beeville. Read More
Newborn Are probiotics for young calves worthwhile?
Dr. Jim Quigley with Provimi North America evaluates the merits of probiotics in his latest issue of Calf Notes. Read More
Season Long Control
Your clients' cattle will look so good the neighbors will stare. Visit theLONGRANGElook.com for more information on prescription LONGRANGE® (eprinomectin).
 
USDA: Beef production drops, herd growth will be slow
Although the U.S. beef-cow inventory appears to have reached a bottom, growth in cow numbers will start out slowly, and it likely will take several years for the turnaround to become evident in larger beef production. Read More
Preventing milk fever with anionic salts
Cows transitioning from the dry cow pen to the fresh pen are subject to a large calcium demand in order to synthesize and secrete colostrum and milk. Read More
 
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Trichomoniasis: Still a threat to beef breeding herds
As area beef herds become involved in making decisions about bulls for next breeding season, herd health and reproductive disease should be considered in the context of what age and type of bulls are being purchased. Read More
The importance of colostrum replacements in newborn calves
It is crucial that newborn calves get off to a good start and one of the most important things that needs to happen at birth is the adequate consumption of high-quality colostrum by the newborn calf. Read More
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Unique cattle antibodies offer clues to human immune systems
The unusual structure of certain antibodies found in cattle could add to understanding of the diversity of antibodies and their specific functions in the immune systems of human and cattle. Read More
Cast your vote for the 2014 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame
Industry encouraged to vote for this year’s Hall of Fame nominees Read More
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