Test your knowledge of legal drug use in beef cattle
Animal drugs are carefully regulated by the FDA to keep the food supply protected from residues in meat (and milk). It is important to keep our food supply free of drugs because of possible adverse reactions in humans who consume the tainted meat or milk. FULL STORY »
Kindergarteners and calves: An unlikely association
Anyone who has been around a group of kindergarteners knows that sniffles and coughing are commonplace. While there may not be a way to prevent this, for weaned calves facing the same “kindergarten effect,” preconditioning can help reduce morbidity. FULL STORY »
Beef Quality Assurance: Reducing disease transmission
Beef cattle are more likely to be infested with disease by a human handler, than another animal. K-State Research and Extension beef veterinarian Dr. Larry Hollis says it's both easy and relatively inexpensive to reduce disease transmission to animals during vaccinations, ear tagging, and other invasive procedures. 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 »
Parasite population dynamics
A common question veterinarians receive is, “When is the best time of year to deworm the cowherd, if I’m only going to deworm one time?” To answer this question requires a basic understanding of parasite population dynamics. FULL STORY »
Vista vaccines reintroduced
Vista was voluntarily taken off the market in 2009. After some improvements, Vista has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to return to the marketplace. FULL STORY »
Washington Dairy Facing Antibiotic Charges
The Food and Drug Administration has filed a civil lawsuit against a Washington State dairy, alleging it overused antibiotics for years and ignored repeated warnings to follow regulations over the past seven years.
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