Latest Postings

Feedlot facts on weaning  
Kansas State University feedlot specialist Chris Reinhardt offers advice on management through weaning to keep calves healthy as they move through further production stages. 

A block a day keeps the vet away  
Did you know that what you feed to gestating cows today directly impacts the health of calves tomorrow?

NAHMS releases BVD report  (Prevention)
A new report from the USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System shows growing awareness of Bovine Viral Diarrhea, but information gaps remain and few producers test for the virus.

The higher-priced calves bought supper  (Prevention)
North Dakota State University Extension beef specialist Kris Ringwall outlines how communications technology and data sharing further enhance the value of calf-health programs.

Healthy calves, healthy profits (Prevention)
Preconditioning pays. That’s a message producers have heard for more than 30 years from Extension livestock specialists, veterinarians, animal health companies and a host of other livestock experts.

Study indicates BRD lower in Angus breed (Prevention)
Seasoned cattlemen have long suspected a link between calf genetics and health, and a mounting body of research is proving them right. Uncovering that connection might lead to new tools for managing disease resistance.

How vaccine can trigger abortions (Prevention)
Question: I vaccinated my cows with a MLV (modified live virus) for IBR/BVD. The cows that were pregnant aborted. Why?

Control BRD to help protect profits (Prevention)
Maximizing pounds of gain and carcass value is just as important in upbeat cattle markets as it is during down times — and controlling BRD helps ensure beef producers can keep everything they’ve earned.

New approval for Resflor Gold (Treatment)
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has announced that Resflor Gold has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of  BRD associated with four major bovine respiratory pathogens.

Receiving health for cattle purchased at the sale barn (Treatment/Prevention)
A survey of a Wisconsin livestock market in 2002 indicated only 7.5 percent of the cattle were announced as being vaccinated and boostered for bovine respiratory diesease at the surveyed feeder calf sales.