This article, developed by Margaret Masterson, DVM, The Ohio State University, covers surgery basics for supernumerary teats, slow milkers, teat obstructions, teat spiders, fistulas and teat lacerations.
Infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis can take a toll on cattle, especially calves. Three bovine veterinarians provide their insights on diagnosing the problem and when to use and not use antibiotics for treatment.
It has been said the act of diagnosis is the most difficult undertaking of human beings. Medical errors seem inevitable, but there are small steps we can take to address many of the contributing factors. Here are three.
The prevailing hypothesis is that P3 necrosis begins with damage to the hoof’s white line following excessive toe-tip wear after transportation, or handling events on abrasive flooring like concrete or gravel.
Mentoring by experienced practitioners provides a framework for success by helping young veterinarians practice better medicine, develop relationships with clients and deal with hardships inherent in the business.
Calves with a hydration status of less than 8% dehydrated and relatively normal mentation can be treated with oral fluid therapy. With severe dehydration – generally above 8% – you likely need to provide IV therapy.
Answer: The Feedlot Health Management Services team diagnosed this case as right-sided congestive heart failure, an acquired cattle disease resulting from chronic alveolar hypoxia and subsequent pulmonary hypertension.
Join DVMs Bob Larson and Jennifer Koziol at 7 pm Central, March 9, for a free, one-hour webinar on best practices for breeding soundness exams. This program has been submitted for 1 hour of CEC, approval pending.
There are two main families of lice: biting (or chewing) and sucking lice. Biting lice feed on skin and skin secretions, while sucking lice have a long, piercing mouthpiece that allows them to draw and feed on blood.
If you're looking to improve upon your assessments, treat semen evaluation as a diagnostic tool, then look at management, environment, and genetics to help improve overall bull, herd, and industry cattle fertility.
New technology in temperature detection and logging provide veterinarians an opportunity to establish consulting programs around thermal audits of their producers’ operations as well as improve animal care.
There are many different causes of abdominal distension as well as many possible predisposing underlying factors for those causes. Four practical steps can help you figure out individual cases you find on the farm.