MLV or killed vaccines: what’s best for your beef operation?
Administering a well-planned vaccine program is the most cost-effective health investment a beef producer can make. FULL STORY »
Challenges in controlling trichomoniasis
Dr. Mac Devin, of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., discusses the challenges with controlling trichomoniasis in the southeast part of the country and what producers can do to protect their herd. FULL STORY »
Take steps to reduce heat stress in cattle
With plenty of summer left to go, soaring temperatures and humidity can take a toll on cattle, resulting in everything from reduced rates of gain to death loss. FULL STORY »
Is preconditioning feeder calves for me?
Reputation and quality are common attributes associated with preconditioned feeder calves. Stocker and feedlot operators have touted the virtues of preconditioned feeder calves for decades. 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 »
Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVD) of cattle
BVD is a viral disease of cattle that can cause clinical disease and subclinical production losses. This article discusses the common signs of this disease and how to manage it. FULL STORY »
Costs and benefits associated with preconditioning calves
Preconditioning is the process of preparing calves to enter the stocker phase of the beef industry or to be directly placed in the feedlot. FULL STORY »
Blackleg and other clostridial diseases in cattle
Blackleg has been recognized as a livestock disease since before medieval times, and today we often use the term loosely to describe several diseases caused by organisms in the Clostridium class of bacteria. FULL STORY »