Prevention plan gets cattle started on the right foot
The Prairie Star
Adapting to changing weather is hard on cattle, especially in the spring when Mother Nature, it seems, can’t make up her mind. Warm days followed by a bout of cold rain, or even a spring blizzard, can throw off the health of even weaned, heavy calves.
“Spring is an important season to carefully monitor health status in all sizes of cattle,” says Dr. Bruce Nosky, manager of Merial Veterinary Professional Services. “Fluctuating weather can stress newborn calves, freshly weaned fall-born stockers, replacement heifers, cattle in feedyards – everything. Producers need to take a disease prevention approach.”