Daily Archives: January 19, 2016

Baxter Black, DVM: Standard Size

Baxter Black, DVM: Standard Size

Mac told me a harrowing tale about losing a loaded six horse trailer off the back of his pickup.

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Stressed births can result in an oxygen-deprived newborn calf – try these techniques to help the calf start breathing

Stressed births can result in an oxygen-deprived newborn calf – try these techniques to help the calf start breathing

Heather Smith Thomas

Hereford World

In a normal, easy birth the calf is stimulated to start breathing as soon as its umbilical cord breaks, disrupting its lifeline from the dam, and/or when its face and nose are uncovered when the amnion sac comes off its head.

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What Is the Veterinary Feed Directive Rule?

What Is the Veterinary Feed Directive Rule?

Kristin Hawkins

The Cattleman

If you use or have plans to purchase medically important feed-grade antibiotics for your cattle, such as tetracycline, chlortetracycline, oxytetracycline, aminoglycosides, potentiated sulfas and macrolides, changes are underway to limit how ranchers are able to access such products.

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Focus on Cattle Health

Focus on Cattle Health

Kay Ledbetter

Stocker cattle health has always been a challenge, but the challenge has increased over the years and producers may need to beef up their management plans, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

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Healthy calves are more profitable

Healthy calves are more profitable

Jennifer Carrico

High Plains Journal

Healthy calves make for more profitable calves, according to Mark Hilton, Purdue University clinical professor in the department of veterinary clinical sciences.

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NIAA Annual Conference Focuses on Biosecurity

NIAA Annual Conference Focuses on Biosecurity

AJ Taylor

KIOW

Animal disease epidemics are a significant concern to the animal agriculture industry. The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will facilitate a discussion on this crucial topic, at their next Annual Conference, April 4-7, 2016 at the Downtown Marriott in Kansas City, Mo.

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Don’t Get Caught-in, or Caught-between Objects!

Don’t Get Caught-in, or Caught-between Objects!

Kent McGuire

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Throughout the year there are a variety of farm tasks that involve working around equipment or livestock. In some instances farmers can find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, and be in a situation to be caught-in or caught-between objects, which can lead to serious injuries.

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