Daily Archives: August 3, 2011

Calving Paralysis

Calving Paralysis

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

After calving problems is it time to cull the cow?

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Designing Your Beef Herd’s Vaccination Program

Designing Your Beef Herd’s Vaccination Program

Sandy Stuttgen, DVM, Agriculture Educator,UW-Extension, Taylor County

When asked, “Why do you vaccinate?”many respond, “to keep my herd healthy.”  While partially true, vaccines are a poor substitute for proper nutrition and environment for keeping cattle healthy.  Vaccines are a tool that will never fix broken nutrition (unbalanced, poor quality) or a poor environment (wet bedding, mud, overcrowded, inadequate ventilation). 

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Ancient disease continues to plague livestock and wildlife

Ancient disease continues to plague livestock and wildlife

Heather Smith Thomas

Tri State Livestock News

Anthrax is caused by a gram-positive bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, similar to gram-positive clostridial bacteria that cause redwater, blackleg, malignant edema.

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