Survey shows more resistance to drug therapies among BRD cases
A survey of records of bovine respiratory disease cases at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory showed that drug resistance in one of the primary pathogens that cause BRD, Mannheimia haemolytica, increased over a three-year period. FULL STORY »
Can we select cattle to reduce pinkeye incidence?
Pinkeye has long been a costly nuisance to cattle producers. Eye infections sometimes lead to partial or complete blindness in one or both eyes. FULL STORY »
How hot is too hot?
All good stockmen are aware that heat stress can be a problem in livestock as the summer heats up, but not all are aware that other factors can enter the equation besides the thermometer reading. FULL STORY »
Summer brings insects and anemia-inducing disease to cattle
Controlling insects and using good sanitation of veterinary equipment can help prevent spread of anaplasmosis, a sometimes-fatal cattle disease that attacks red blood cells. FULL STORY »
Maintain bull power during breeding season
As cows and bulls are turned out to breeding pastures this summer, producers will expect their cows to be pregnant this fall. However, careful attention during the breeding season is critical to assure a successful production year. FULL STORY »
Don’t let Trich sneak up on your herd
Producers who don’t keep an eye on their herd, paying close attention to calving numbers and herd sizes, may be allowing a serious disease to sneak up on their herd. FULL STORY »
Texas weather; Rains help but drought maintains its stubborn hold
Is Texas still in a drought? It depends upon where you are and whom you talk to, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents across the state. FULL STORY »