Baxter Black, DVM: Wanted: Cowboy

Baxter Black, DVM:  Wanted:  Cowboy

WANTED:  Cowboy.   No TV, No phone. If you don’t like dogs and can’t tough it in the mountains, don’t apply – Alamo, Nevada.

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What is a veterinarian-client-patient-relationship?

What is a veterinarian-client-patient-relationship?

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

A veterinarian-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) is defined by the American Veterinary Medical Association as the basis for interaction among veterinarians, their clients, and their patients and is critical to the health of your animal. 

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Brands: Beyond the burning hair

Brands: Beyond the burning hair

Steve Suther

Farm and Dairy

Our electric branding iron hangs high on a barn wall, bought on impulse 35 years ago but not used in 30. We freeze brand our replacement heifers, though. And regardless of their perfect hides, we consider each year’s calves branded by the fact that they came from this place in Kansas we call Rockytop.

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Heat stress and considerations for fair and show season

Heat stress and considerations for fair and show season

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Fair and show season is a fun time of year that provides a great opportunity to compare breeding strategies, to participate in friendly competition with other producers, and to participate in family activities.

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New Rules May Change How Some Cattle Diseases Are Treated

New Rules May Change How Some Cattle Diseases Are Treated

Victoria Myers

Progressive Farmer

As the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) goes into effect, Mike Apley, with the Kansas State University college of veterinary medicine, said veterinarians must authorize any antibiotic use in feed. Exceptions include ionophores, bambermycins, bacitracin, tiamulin and Carbadox (the last two used in swine). All other antibiotics used in feed are classified "medically important" and will require a VFD.

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BVD: Massive economic toll on beef industry

BVD: Massive economic toll on beef industry

Wyatt Bechtel


Calculating the costs of bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) to the cattle industry is a difficult chore because it touches so many areas. Taking the task to determine how financially burdensome BVD can be, Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, looked at all facets of the cattle industry from cow-calf, stockers, feedlots and even dairies.

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Find the bottom of the falling cattle prices

Find the bottom of the falling cattle prices

Chris Hurt

Agri View

Cattle prices have had a rough spring. After peaking in late 2014 and early 2015, prices have been adjusting downward from very lofty peaks. High prices and profits at that time provided the incentives to expand beef production

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