Treatment Protocols for Sick Cattle
Angus Beef Bulletin
K-State’s Mike Apley discusses establishment of protocols to help cattlemen in treating sick cattle. Improving animal welfare is a goal within the beef industry. This goal requires training to ensure all parties follow specific guidelines and standards. “We can’t rely on people following instructions without them being written down,” said Mike Apley, Kansas State University (K-State) professor of production medicine. Veterinarians rely more and more on written instructions for prevention and treatment procedures. As such, it’s important that operations develop protocols for treating sick cattle.