Bovine Veterinarian's Top 10 Articles of 2020
We've rounded up the top 10 stories of the year as decided by you, our readers. Take a look back at these memorable stories on BovineVetOnline.com in 2020.
10. Consistency Rules in Preventing Abomasal Bloat in Calves
Abomasal bloat is a frustrating, mysterious, and often acute disease that affects young preweaned dairy calves, sometimes literally overnight.
9. Get a Better Handle on Digital Dermatitis
While there may not be a cure for this lameness causing disease, digital dermatitis can be easy to manage if you know what to look for.
8. 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.
7. Watch Out Bambi! New Lighting System Reduces Deer-Vehicle Collisions
Deer-vehicle collisions account for about 1 million accidents each year that kill 200 Americans and result in $1 billion in vehicle damage. A new vehicle-based lighting system may prevent these collisions.
6. Know a Calf’s Vital Signs
Calves coming down with illness often are very good at masking their symptoms in the early stages.
5. Take Care of Yourself Even in the Midst of Crisis
Are you operating at peak capacity? A veterinarian shares why it’s so vital to take care of you.
4. Calf Tube Feeding Done Right
An esophageal tube feeder can be a lifeline for young calves, delivering colostrum, milk or electrolytes when they are unable to suckle a bottle. But incorrect use of these feeders can be dangerous or even deadly.
3. Cesarean Selection Success
Veterinarians have at least eight options for doing a cesarean section (c-section) in cattle, but most rely on only one.
2. 10 Ways To Solve The Imposter Syndrome
Do you routinely feel like you’re inadequate, incapable and a total fake? If so, you may suffer from a malady called the imposter syndrome.
1. “Black” is Not the Only Goal in Beef-on-dairy Breeding
Simply producing a black calf if not enough if the dairy industry wants to make permanent inroads into successful crossbreeding.