Cattle Health: Anaplasmosis

Anaplasmosis is an infectious disease in cattle that infects red blood cells. It is transmitted from animal to animal by biting flies ticks and contaminated needles or surgical instruments. FULL STORY »

July 2013: Did you know…

Health has always been of critical importance in the cattle business, but the cost of poor health has been accentuated as prices have moved up. FULL STORY »

Follow BQA guidelines when treating and selling cows

Summer time often brings a few infectious ailments to beef cows. Common problems include eye infections and foot rot. Treatment of affected cows will often involve the use of antibiotics. FULL STORY »

Summer brings danger of nitrate, prussic acid poisoning in cattle

Drought can turn ordinary forages into sources of nitrate and prussic acid poisoning in cattle and producers should keep a close eye on pasture conditions. FULL STORY »

Proposed Senate bill addresses livestock antibiotics use

Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill last week taking aim at antibiotic use in the livestock industry with concerns of developing pathogens resistant to human medicine. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Good biosecurity a must for beef operations

The current discussion in cattle circles about bovine tuberculosis certainly brings up mixed emotions. Producers always are concerned when situations are discovered that impact individual herds of cattle. FULL STORY »

Feedlot pen maintenance allows cattle to walk easier

Beef feedlot operations are faced with daily tasks of managing feed and cattle inventory, animal health, labor, operational activities and marketing of the resident cattle in the yards. FULL STORY »

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 »

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