Animal Health

Mass Treatment, Big Impact

Aug 15, 2018 by John Maday
When a group of newly weaned, co-mingled, stressed calves with unknown vaccination history or immune status arrive at a feedyard, managers and veterinarians can predict they are at a high risk for BRD.

Elk Feedgrounds Could Increase CWD Risk

Aug 07, 2018 by John Maday
Winter feeding in wild elk herds in Wyoming generally provides economic benefits, but if chronic wasting disease (CWD) enters the picture, those benefits could dry up, according to a University of Wyoming study.

Breaking the Lyme Disease Cycle

Jul 30, 2018 by John Maday
Mice actually play a key role in the transmission cycle for Lyme disease, and researchers at MIT and Harvard are exploring genomic editing as a tool for disrupting that cycle.

USDA Deploys Vaccine Baits to Combat Rabies

Jul 30, 2018 by USDA/APHIS
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’ will begin its annual distribution of oral rabies vaccine baits in select areas in the eastern United States to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies.

Win the Lame Game

Jul 24, 2018 by John Maday
Prevention, vigilance and early intervention can reduce lameness losses in dairies and beef feedlots.