Animal Health

Perspective Pays in BSE Response

Sep 05, 2018 by John Maday
Last week, the USDA confirmed a case of atypical BSE in a Florida cow. The industry assessed the situation appropriately, while American consumers and our export partners responded with a collective shrug.

A Sniff Test for BRD?

Aug 29, 2018 by John Maday
As the search continues for reliable chute-side tests for early signs of BRD, researchers work to identify indicators beyond gross signs, body temperature and other traditional methods of field diagnosis.

Turning Over Rocks

Aug 22, 2018 by John Maday
In many cases, veterinarians know exactly how sickness appears in a group of cattle. In other cases the source remains a mystery, and management, by necessity, focuses on treatment.

Comparing Four Weaning Systems

Aug 22, 2018 by John Maday
For cow-calf producers planning how to manage their calves through the stressful weaning period, deciding factors include available labor, facilities, weather, marketing goals and others.

Mycotoxins in Southern Forages

Aug 17, 2018 by John Maday
At the recent Academy of Veterinary Consultants summer conference, several presentations highlighted potential sources of cattle morbidity, where further study and increased awareness could help guide future management.