Bovine Veterinarian's Spotlight on Nutrition

As 2020 comes to an end the Bovine Veterinarian editors have gathered up some of the top tips published this year that focus on the nutritional needs of cattle.

Consider Mineral Deficiencies In Cattle Deaths

Ranchers need to keep in mind that the wrong quantities of minerals can be dangerous or even deadly to cattle, say experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

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Don’t Wait on Winter Cow Nutrition Preparation

Develop feeding plans now to maintain body condition and reproductive performance.

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Expanding the Digestible Fiber Pool

The next frontier will be an increased focus on feed efficiency and will also be centered on expanding the digestible fiber pool.

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New Study Supports Value of Feeding Transition Milk

The common industry practice of feeding first-day colostrum and then switching calves directly to whole milk or milk replacer may be under review.

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Selk: Back to the Basics—Revisiting Body Condition Scoring

Better understanding of the relationships between body condition scores and rebreeding efficiency of beef cattle has added a powerful management tool to the cattleman’s arsenal.

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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.

For the Love of the Game, How Agriculture Helped Birth the Game of Basketball

It may not seem like basketball has a strong connection to agriculture, but from the balls used in the NBA, to the sport itself, agriculture has direct ties to a sport that takes over televisions during March Madness.