In many situations, the best way to learn is by watching an expert perform the task. In the Master in Action instructional video from CreatingConnections, cattle producers can learn from animal-handling expert, Tom Noffsinger, D.V.M.
As veterinarians and producers, we are playing a role in the enhancement of antimicrobial resistance. It’s out of the barn, so to speak – the risk of resistance never goes to zero. Click here to read more.
A low-stress environment for cattle starts with the right setup for loading/unloading, sorting and handling. There are several things producers can do to improve animal-handling practices in each of these key areas.
Antibiotic resistance is a natural phenomenon. Resistance itself is a property, a
characteristic of bacteria. Knowing that, some might say there’s nothing that producers
or veterinarians can do to stop resistance. But that’s not the case, and there should be
a discussion on what role producers and veterinarians can play in helping alleviate the
pressure antibiotics put on increasing resistance.
Cattlemen have been using horses to help care for their cattle for many years. This team – cattleman and horse – can be an efficient and effective management tool for a feedyard. Click here to read more about the Horsemanship Series from CreatingConnections.