When an infected animal moves from one farm to another, it might introduce a pathogen to that one farm. When a feed supplier, sales person, inspector or veterinarian visits an infected farm, the pathogen could spread to
When the rinderpest virus broke out in Africa in the 1890s, death loss in cattle herds across eastern and southern Africa reached 80 to 90%, triggering a massive famine, with millions of people dying across the region.
At USDA, we use a One Health approach that embraces the idea that problems arising at the intersection of the health of humans, animals, and the environment can be solved only through a coordinated multidisciplinary app
An ionophore is a feed additive used in beef cattle rations to improve feed efficiency and animal gains. Ionophores improve fermentation characteristics in the rumen, which leads to improved production efficiency. These
The temperatures in South Dakota have been warmer than average this spring, which has brought on rapid growth of the cool season grasses. With that green-up and cows lactating heavily comes the concern of grass tetany.
Various strains of the bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) cause significant losses in cattle herds, not just in the United States, but around the world. And as veterinarians work to control the disease, they can benefit
During the recent Global BVDZero Web Congress, Auburn University veterinarian Dan Givens outlined the variety of reproductive pathogens cow-calf producers face, along with bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV).