Practice Tips

Calf morbidity and mortality

Beef calf morbidity and mortality is a multifactorial issue, Kansas State University’s Mike Sanderson, DVM, Dipl. ACT, Dipl. ACVPM, told more than 100 veterinarians, producers and students at last week’s 2013 Cow-Calf at Kansas State University. FULL STORY »

Three times to locomotion score

When is the best time for veterinarians to locomotion score dairy cattle? FULL STORY »

Keep an eye on heifer lameness

Leg structure and health in pre-breeding beef and dairy heifers is important, but often does not get much attention. FULL STORY »

Advice on calf warming boxes

Here is a look at some of the pros and cons of using calf warmers for your newborns. FULL STORY »

Prepare your clients for calving season

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension offers these suggestions for planning for calving season. Help your beef producers prepare for calving issues, keep good calving records and get ready for the next breeding season. FULL STORY »

Winter tips for calf raisers

Extreme winter weather conditions mean adapting management practices to keep dairy calves comfortable and growing during the cold weather months. FULL STORY »

Dehorning done right

There are some jobs on the dairy that most people do not enjoy doing.... dehorning cattle probably falls into this category. FULL STORY »

How to manage dystocia calves

Dystocia is defined as delayed or difficult parturition. General causes are fetal-maternal size mismatch, fetal malpresentation and maternal-related causes. FULL STORY »

More on SARA in calves

There is research to suggest many calves experience subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA). But what are its effects on digestion and health? A new Calf Note article takes a look at the research. FULL STORY »

Winter beef cattle tips

The nutritionists and consultants at Great Plains Livestock Consulting Inc., Eagle, Neb., offer timely reminders for beef cattle during this winter season. FULL STORY »

10 cow-calf winter preparation tips

Now is the perfect time for beef producers to make management decisions that will affect the health, productivity and profitability of the herd over the next production cycle. The following are tips and guidelines to consider. FULL STORY »

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