Modified live vaccines can be effective in building immunity in cattle, because they stimulate an immune response to a variation of disease-causing organisms. But those live organisms can be touchy and temperamental.
Researchers at UC-Davis have developed a handy, easy-to-use diagnostic tool to streamline monitoring of calves for respiratory disease, so they can be detected and cared for early in the disease process.
A decision by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller to halt the operation of spray boxes utilized to prevent to the spread of Cattle Fever Ticks is getting pushback from other government officials and cattlemen.
Because of a slow, six-to eight-week incubation period, anaplasmosis often turns up in cattle herds around this time of year, as the disease emerges in herds exposed to ticks or other vectors during the summer.