Daily Archives: October 27, 2009

Video Feature: Improve Pastures by Renovating

Dr. Clyde Lane University of Tennessee, Beef Extension Specialist, discusses this important topic.

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Baxter Black, DVM: TOOTH FERRY

Baxter Black, DVM:  TOOTH FERRY

I lost a tooth today. The molar on the northwest side next to my only wisdom tooth that ever came in. Which explains why sometimes I go over the edge of common sense.

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Exposing Nine Vaccine Myths

Exposing Nine Vaccine Myths

Hereford World

With so many cattle vaccines available — nearly 125 different vaccines are currently on the market — there is a considerable amount of information, and misinformation, out there. To help clear up some misconceptions, Vic Cortese, DVM, Pfizer Animal Health, busts nine common vaccine myths.

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Freeze Branding Cattle

Freeze Branding Cattle

Jack C. Whittier and James E. Ross, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri

Freeze branding as a method of livestock identification has been received with enthusiasm. When super-cold or chilled branding irons are applied to the hide of the animal, the pigment-producing cells are destroyed or altered. When the hair grows back, it is white. The method is not foolproof, and those using it should be aware that the results may be variable.

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Evaluate supplemental feeding programs carefully this winter

Evaluate supplemental feeding programs carefully this winter

David Barz, D.V.M., Northwest Vet Supply

Livestock Roundup

After the summer that never arrived, we have now entered early winter with no fall. The cold weather and early snows have most of my cow/calf producers wondering if they have enough winter feed gathered.

All people have to do is visit the local sale barn and they soon understand market cows and calves are not worth what they have been for the past several years. That leads to the question, "What can I afford for supplemental feeding?"

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Reasons for antibiotic resistance vary

Reasons for antibiotic resistance vary

Farm Forum

Suggesting that antibiotic resistance primarily stems from antibiotic abuse or misuse doesn’t accurately tell the whole story, according to a report by the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). The group says even appropriate antibiotic use has, among other causes, contributed to the spread of resistance, underscoring the complexity of explaining its causes.

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Foot Rot in Grazing Cattle

Foot Rot in Grazing Cattle


Foot rot is a subacute or acute necrotic (decaying) infectious disease of cattle, causing swelling and lameness in one or more feet. The disease can become chronic, with a poorer prognosis for recovery if treatment is delayed, which results in deeper structures of the toe becoming affected.

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