Daily Archives: January 11, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE GROUND BLIZZARD

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE GROUND BLIZZARD

I looked at my schedule for the first week in December; Jamestown, ND, Denver, CO, Laramie, WY and Springfield, OH.  I asked my secretary why she couldn’t book me in Victoria, TX or San Diego, CA in the winter?

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Animal rights activists take credit for blaze at cattle ranch

Animal rights activists take credit for blaze at cattle ranch

Los Angles Times

The statement was released by the Animal Liberation Press Office, which spokeswoman Nicoal R. Sheen said does not participate in illegal actions but distributes statements and communiques from those who do.

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Don’t let salmonella sneak in the herd

Don’t let salmonella sneak in the herd

FarmTalk

The clinical signs of Salmonella are easy to identify —sudden weight loss, weakness, fever, diarrhea and dehydration. While these symptoms signal clinical Salmonella on your dairy, they are only the tip of the iceberg.

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New Rule Still Allows Vets to Treat Off-Label

New Rule Still Allows Vets to Treat Off-Label

Katie Micik

DTN

The Food and Drug Administration’s latest move to limit extra-label use of a certain class of antibiotics gives veterinarians leeway to prescribe the drug for off-label purposes as long they comply with the label’s dosing instructions.

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Severity of Winter and Calf Birth Weights

Severity of Winter and Calf Birth Weights

Oklahoma Farm Report

Does the severity (coldness or mildness) of the winter have an impact on spring-born calf birth weights? Ranchers have asked that question during many springs and veterinarians have speculated for years. According to Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist, the debate rages on!

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Debate over branding has ranchers lamenting loss of enduring symbol of the West

Debate over branding has ranchers lamenting loss of enduring symbol of the West

Lisa M. Krieger

Santa Cruz Sentinel

One of the West’s most enduring symbols is fading like a red-hot branding iron cools to ashen gray.

With concerns over disease and global trade trumping tradition, federal regulators want ranchers to swap the old-fashioned cattle brand for electronic ear tags to quickly and reliably identify livestock.

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Record Keeping Is Key to Managing High-Risk Cattle

Record Keeping Is Key to Managing High-Risk Cattle

Dan Goehl, DVM

Beef Today

Receiving and managing high-risk, unweaned, nonvaccinated calves is a challenge that some producers use to their advantage. These "starter yards" take the discounts that this class of cattle receives at market and upgrade the calves to a better class of cattle. One of the most underutilized tools in these operations, unfortunately, is record keeping and data analysis.

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Many tools available for bull customers to select new sires

Many tools available for bull customers to select new sires

Loretta Sorenson

Tri State Livestock News

Whether you’re a beef producer or seedstock producer, bull evaluation is an important skill. Steve Paisley, beef cattle specialist at the University of Wyoming, has completed extensive research related to bull evaluation.

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Michigan reaches goal of protecting cattle farms

Michigan reaches goal of protecting cattle farms

Chicago Tribune

Michigan officials have reached their three-year goal of protecting cattle farms in areas at highest risk for bovine tuberculosis, they announced Tuesday.

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Loyal to His 4-Legged Constituents

Loyal to His 4-Legged Constituents

JENNIFER STEINHAUER

New York Times

Just as some lawmakers cannot part with their pillow from home, the Testers do not like to leave their state without its meat, which they have been schlepping around the country for years, including to a family reunion in Hawaii.

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