Swarms of black flies are impacting livestock farmers in Arkansas this spring, reports University of Arkansas Extension. The population explosion is to blame for the deaths of a bull and cow in Arkansas County.
As cattle producers work to improve health while minimizing antibiotic use, research indicates that supplements influencing microflora in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract can improve gut health and overall immunity.
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is revising its Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Program Standards to better meet the needs of both animal health officials and the cervid industry.
With anaplasmosis appearing to become more prevalent in some areas, cow-calf producers need awareness of clinical signs, vectors and preventive measures against death loss and abortions in their herds.