Bovine Veterinarian
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | Web Version
APHIS moving toward next steps in traceability
Bovine euthanasia guidelines available from AABP
Minnesota Dairy Health Conference
“Ag-gag” laws in the news
AABP announces application process for scholarships
Can genomics, OPU and IVF take the industry to the 'next level?'
Effects of post-AI nutrition management on pregnancy results
Feeding acidified milk to calves
Article addresses efficacy of blood test for pregnancy detection
Moisture Tracker earns an AE50 award
APHIS moving toward next steps in traceability
With a letter to stakeholders this week, Kevin Shea, administrator of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced new steps toward full implementation of the federal Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. Read More
Bovine euthanasia guidelines available from AABP
Approved methods of humane euthanasia of cattle are outlined in English and Spanish versions. Read More
Minnesota Dairy Health Conference
The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine will host a dairy health conference on May 20 to 22 in Minneapolis, to bring the latest applied research results to veterinary practitioners. Pre-conference sessions scheduled for May 20 offer veterinarians additional training and education. Read More
ag Gag “Ag-gag” laws in the news
Several recent news items have brought new attention to farm-protection legislation known as “ag-gag” laws, adopted in several states to protect farmers and ranchers from clandestine activities of animal-rights activists. Read More
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AABP announces application process for scholarships
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) has provided background information and application instructions for several scholarship programs available to veterinary students this year. Read More
Can genomics, OPU and IVF take the industry to the 'next level?'
Artificial insemination has been around for more than 75 years. Gary Hennip with Penn State Dairy Extension suggests that new technologies may soon be replacing A.I. as the primary means of dairy genetic advancement. Read More
 
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Effects of post-AI nutrition management on pregnancy results
Maintaining high levels of nutrition plays an important role in a cow’s reproductive performance, but recent research from two separate studies indicates that nutritional management immediately following artificial insemination have an impact on heifer reproductive efficiency. Read More
Feeding acidified milk to calves
Penn State University Extension specialists Coleen Jones and Jud Heinrichs join the discussion on the practice of feeding acidified milk to calves. Read More
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Article addresses efficacy of blood test for pregnancy detection
A new article on a novel method of pregnancy diagnosis in cattle by researchers at Iowa State University and Virginia Herd Management Service has been published in the prestigious The Veterinary Journal. This article describes the use of dried blood spot technology for diagnosis of pregnancy from 28 days post-mating, samples being collected via the TEGO Blood Collection Kit. Read More
Moisture Tracker earns an AE50 award
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) presented Digi‐Star with an AE50 award for the Moisture Tracker. Read More
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