Practice Tips

Video: How to improve your mastitis treatments

Didn't make it to World Dairy Expo this year? Here’s your second chance to take in a mastitis seminar presented there. FULL STORY »

Cow age and treatment response

Treatment response in mastitis cases is not just a bug-drug interaction. The complexities of the cow’s immune status as well as her age can also have an effect. Older cattle have a greater risk of both subclinical and clinical mastitis, and poorer responses to treatment compared to younger cattle. FULL STORY »

Create momentum in yearling heifers

Yearling heifers need to be on a good plane of nutrition to meet their growth needs. “Because mature cows will maintain body weight on moderate-quality forage, some ranchers forget that growing yearling heifers will not gain the weight they need to reach puberty on the same quality of forage,” says Bob Larson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, Dipl. ACVPM, Kansas State University. FULL STORY »

Stalks can be cost-effective for heifers

While much of the country is still feeling the effects of the drought, it’s still important to keep young heifers nutritionally sound in a cost-effective manner. FULL STORY »

Transporting baby calves

The DCHA Gold Standards III from the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association includes information on transporting dairy calves to ensure their health and welfare. FULL STORY »

Digital deworming tool from Merial

Merial has launched a new website, The new resource provides a digital deworming tool that will give cattle producers immediate evaluations of their current deworming protocols. FULL STORY »

Six ways to help feedlot cattle adapt

Acclimating new cattle the feedlot takes good management and animal husbandry skills. FULL STORY »

Tips for mycotoxin management in dairy feed

Due to this year’s ominous drought, many producers are now faced with the challenge of how to feed the 2012 yield to their livestock. FULL STORY »

Drought feed options for feedlots

Drought silage can be an excellent feed. After testing to assure that the product is safe for feeding relative to nitrate content, diets of predominantly silage can produce daily gains of 2.0-2.5+ pounds per day. FULL STORY »

Keep sinks in exam rooms

There may be such as thing as style over function in many areas of our lives (super high heels, trendy uncomfortable furniture), but in the area of disease transmission and zoonotic diseases, hygiene in veterinary clinics needs to maintain function over style. FULL STORY »

Cold weather livestock tips

Yvonne Bellay, DVM, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, advises livestock owners to prepare for cold-weather care of their animals. FULL STORY »

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