Diseases

Having a plan in place for foot-and-mouth disease

K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek discusses a cattle disease that is all too active in other parts of the world, but that producers here should give some thought to: foot-and-mouth disease. Hanzlicek talks about having a plan in place, in case this disease ever shows up in the U.S. FULL STORY »

Flooding and anthrax in cattle

Flooding along the Missouri and other rivers through the central United States is prompting a call for cattle and other livestock producers to watch for signs of the deadly anthrax bacteria once floodwaters recede. FULL STORY »

Trichomoniasis in cattle

Trichomoniasis, commonly referred to as “trich,” is a venereal disease of cattle caused by a protozoa organism, Tritrichomonas foetus. FULL STORY »

Treating for pest flies on livestock

Flies can affect the performance of livestock such as weight gains. It can also potentially carry pathogens like pinkeye. FULL STORY »

Causes and remedies for summer pneumonia in beef calves

K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about the causes and remedies for summer pneumonia in beef calves out on pasture, and why it's such a complicated disease to manage. FULL STORY »

USDA agency considers additional testing for bovine TB

The Arizona Republic reports a recent positive test for bovine tuberculosis in a Pinal County, Ariz. Cattle herd shows the need for thorough testing and may support additional procedures proposed by a USDA agency. FULL STORY »

Take steps to prevent rabies

North Dakota State University's Extension Service veterinarian urges people to protect themselves and their animals against rabies. FULL STORY »

Arizona AG department says steer in Pinal has TB

A steer brought into Arizona to be used as rodeo stock has tested positive for bovine tuberculosis. FULL STORY »

Can Johne’s Disease be eliminated from a herd?

Herd owners who work at eradicating Johne’s Disease from their herds often get frustrated. Is it even possible? Is that the goal? FULL STORY »

Bovine Trichomoniasis reported in Arkansas

An emergency regulation aimed at stifling the spread of Trichomoniasis, a protozoal disease that can cause abortion and infertility in cattle, goes into effect June 15 FULL STORY »

Bison study to use sterilization to thwart disease

Up to 100 Yellowstone National Park bison would be temporarily sterilized under a government research proposal aimed at combating a disease carried by the animals, federal officials said Thursday. FULL STORY »

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