2020 Rewind: Bovine Veterinarian's Cover Articles

We're recapping this year's most important issues though a look back at the covers of Bovine Veterinarian magazine.


Integrate Cattle Info

The U.S. beef industry has, for decades, known that better collaboration between the cow-calf, stocker and feeding sectors could benefit animal health, performance and beef quality. And while numerous alliances and cooperative agreements have had some success in coordinating practices and sharing information up and down the production chain, progress has remained slow.

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Veterinarians Weigh in on Trends, Expectations for the 2020s

During the past decade, we saw numerous changes in beef and dairy production, and in the ways veterinarians serve those industries. These include the emergence of remote monitoring, advanced data systems, new diagnostic tools, genomic technologies, acceleration of antibiotic-resistance in cattle pathogens and drug resistance in cattle parasites.

Most of these trends will continue through the 2020s, and we’ll see the emergence of new trends, new insights and applications for science and technology in animal agriculture, along with changes in regulations, production practices, consumer perceptions and preferences.

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Why Cows Die

It is a fact of life cows die. Knowing why they die, however, can lead to improved management and fewer losses, say Franklyn Garry and Craig McConnel, veterinarians with Colorado and Washington State Universities, respectively. 

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Cesarean Selection Success

Veterinarians have at least eight options for doing a cesarean section (c-section) in cattle, but most rely on only one.

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Zoonotic Diseases Contribute To Collaboration Between DVMs, MDs

Six out of 10 infectious diseases in people today are zoonotic based, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a bovine veterinarian, what can you do to address the problem?

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Hope from Ashes

Veterinarian helps his Kansas ranching community rebuild after fire.

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Take The Guesswork Out Of ‘Bloat’ In Calves

While a distended abdomen can certainly happen in calves of all ages, a true ruminal bloat is not common in young calves—even though visual signs might indicate otherwise.

“We don’t usually see ruminal bloat in young calves, due to minimal ruminal development before about five weeks of age or so” explains Sarah Depenbrock, DVM and Assistant Professor of Clinical Livestock Medicine at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

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S. Dublin On the Rise

Pay particular attention to hutch and transition calves.

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Latest News

Spring has Sprung and Show Season is Just Around the Corner. Are You Ready?

For your showing clients, now is a good time to discuss a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Many livestock shows will require a CVI -- even if the animal doesn’t have to cross state lines to get to the show.

Mastitis in Beef Cows: What You Need to Know

Although mastitis, an infection of the udder, is often considered a dairy cow problem, the disease may also impact beef producers. Here's what you need to know and look for and how to help protect your herd.

We Need More Answers, Veterinarian Says About Biosecurity Research

As a veterinarian, Jeremy Pittman, senior director of U.S. veterinary services for Smithfield Foods, says he is constantly tasked with, asked about and challenged on biosecurity processes or protocols. 

Mineral and Vitamin Considerations When Drylotting Cows

Managing cows in a drylot can be a way to maintain the herd when forage production is reduced. However, it's important to make sure cows are getting the vitamins and minerals they need.

Animal Activist and Former Baywatch Star Found Not Guilty in ‘Open Rescue’

Former “Baywatch” star Alexandra Paul and activist Alicia Santurio were found not guilty of misdemeanor theft after “rescuing” two chickens in 2021. Although they faced jail time, Paul says it was worth the risk.

7 Tips for More Effective Vaccination Programs in Calves

Ask 10 dairy producers what they believe is an effective vaccination program for calves, and you’ll likely get 10 unique answers. That’s OK, because there is no effective one-size-fits-all strategy.