Setting up cattle for a long career in your herd begins when they are calves. Every dairy producer wants heifers that are easy to handle, healthy, fertile and productive from the start of the first lactation. Top-qualit
Mycotic abortions, or fungal abortions, are often sporadic in cattle. As producers determine the need to provide supplemental feeds to their calving cow herd, they must also be aware of the causes of these often mysteri
The clock is ticking for livestock producers as new Food and Drug Administration rules go into effect in December governing all feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics that are considered medically important.
Spring is coming and with calving season underway it is important to keep our eyes forward on to the next step in production. Grass turnout in the spring is the most common secondary benchmark of the year. With grass tu
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Agriculture Defense Branch has recently released a call for proposals related to the susceptibility of North American wildlife species to
Ongoing education will be critical for livestock producers and veterinarians to adapt to upcoming changes in rules governing antibiotic use in animals. That message dominated a new report Farm Foundation presented durin
Diarrhea in neonatal calves is one of the leading causes of morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) in North America and Europe and continues to be a major cause of economic loss to the beef cattle industry.
Winter is upon us, which means lice are getting prepared to snack on your livestock. Lice infestations typically appear in late fall and peak in late winter, when the air turns colder and cattle stand in groups to keep
Most spring-calving beef cows are now in their third trimester, or they will be calving soon in late January or February. Since these months also tend to bring on the most volatile and extreme cold periods, cold stress
Animal scientists and veterinarians agree that there are three important stages of any cow's delivery of the baby calf. Understanding what to expect during the normal delivery can help to determine when a cow nee
Today on DocTalk Dr. Dan Thomson will discuss something that producers and veterinarians see in cattle all the time; something that they don't always take the time to explore what's happening. It's called bloat. Let's d