Can storage of vaccine affect its efficacy?

Respiratory disease in cattle also known as BRD, shipping fever or pneumonia may cost the U.S. cattle industry over $2 billion annually (Powell 2013). Management techniques can offset much of this cost and having a good vaccination program can maintain the health of a calf all the way through the production system. FULL STORY »

Are you getting your money’s worth?

Do you suffer from sticker shock when you order or pick up the vaccines for your herd health program? FULL STORY »

Novel method makes FMD vaccine production safer

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines can be produced safely using a new patent-pending technology developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. FULL STORY »

Developing a weaning or receiving program

As we enter the fall months, weaning time is at hand for most spring calving herds. This is the exciting time of year when producers are able to reap the benefits of a year’s worth of work and planning. FULL STORY »

Arkansas Cattle confirmed deaths due to blackleg

A bacterial infection that often occurs during drought has claimed cattle in herds in Lonoke and Sebastian counties. FULL STORY »

Not too early to vaccinate for anthrax

Now is the time for livestock producers to get their animals vaccinated against anthrax. FULL STORY »

Herd health: Vaccinations for the cow-calf operation

One of the most common questions in cow/calf production is what vaccines are necessary on an annual basis to keep the herd healthy. FULL STORY »

Antibiotics and sustainability

In his recent blog, Scott Hurd, DVM, PhD, Iowa State University, discusses antibiotics and sustainability and how they fit together. FULL STORY »

Vaccinating pregnant cows: Reproduction

When a cow is in the chute for pregnancy checking, many cow-calf producers take advantage of the opportunity to perform other necessary procedures to get their cows ready for the winter and the subsequent calving season. FULL STORY »

Beef cattle tips: October

Management strategies to consider in the coming month. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Talking calmly about antibiotics

I suppose the current ranting and raving and choosing of sides goes along with the modern political climate. The art of calmly discussing the merits and demerits of an issue based on hard facts and science has dried up like a field of corn in the middle of Kansas this summer. Let’s try to revive that art. FULL STORY »

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