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July Deworming – An Annual Profit Opportunity

Published Jul 03, 2018 in Cattle

Summer deworming strategies can have great impact to your cattle operation. Read what Gil Myers, PhD says about July deworming of late winter/early spring born calves as an opportunity to profitably produce heavier calves.

 

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Calf Scours: Prevention and Treatment

Published Mar 28, 2018 in Cattle

Scours is one of the deadliest diseases for cow-calf producers to manage. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data, scours and other digestive problems cause 17.2 percent of non-predatory calf loss in U.S. cattle operations. Calf scours is associated with several diseases and characterized by diarrhea, which prevents the absorption of fluids from the intestines. Death from scours usually results from dehydration, acidosis and loss of electrolytes.

 

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BRD-Causing Bacteria: What You Should Know

Published Mar 26, 2018 in Cattle

Understanding the causes of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) can help producers protect their animals and prevent the disease, saving time, money and stress. BRD can be caused by bacteria that combine and move into the lungs, resulting in pneumonia. The three most common types of BRD-causing bacteria are Pasteurella multocida, Mannheimia haemolytica and Histophilus somni.

 

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Knowing When to Treat for BRD

Published Jan 04, 2018 in Cattle

One of the biggest threats to animal health at a feedyard is Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD). With the disease causing 75 percent of feedyard morbidity, it can seem rational to treat animals for the disease as soon as any respiratory symptoms are noticed.

 
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Best Practices for Animal Well-Being

Published Nov 13, 2017 in Cattle

U.S. cattlemen have long recognized the importance of the proper care and handling of their livestock. From cow/calf operations, to backgrounding/stocker programs, and finally to feedyards and packing plants, ensuring that animals are well cared for not only makes good business sense — it’s also the right thing to do.

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