Partnership focuses on developing East Coast fever vaccine

A vaccine that protects cattle against East Coast fever, a destructive disease in eastern and central Africa, is being developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kenya. FULL STORY »

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 »

Trichomoniasis in cattle

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

Beef Quality Assurance: Reducing disease transmission Play video

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 »

Genetics and vaccine response

Vaccines used in livestock production have come a long way, and reach the market only after extensive testing to demonstrate their efficacy. 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 »

It's time for spring vaccinations

With spring breeding season approaching, now is the time to be thinking about spring vaccinations. 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 »

Vaccinate livestock against anthrax now

"Cattle should to be vaccinated before they're turned out into the pasture," 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 »

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