Practice Tips

Animal welfare is not checking a box

If your beef and dairy clients believe their animal welfare programs are only about audits and “checking boxes” on a list, they are in it for the wrong reasons, says Dan Thomson, PhD, DVM, director of the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University. FULL STORY »

New online Salmonella risk assessment

The short self-assessment tool is designed to help you recognize risks for a Salmonella outbreak on your dairy operation. FULL STORY »

Best dressed winter calves

Newborn calves at some of the farms of veterinarian Simon Timmermans, DVM, MS, Sibley, Iowa, are fashionably warm in the winter by wearing thrift store clothing. FULL STORY »

YouTube video offers calf disease prevention tips

The informational video highlights the importance of newborn calf protection against E. coli and coronavirus from a veterinarian's perspective. FULL STORY »

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 »

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