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Veterinary Viewpoints: Fighting Johne’s Disease

Johne’s Disease is a slow, contagious disease that is typically fatal to cattle, but there are ways beef producers can keep it out of herds.
Veterinary Viewpoints: Is it safe to lease bulls?

Wed, Jun 02, 2021

As breeding season approaches for many livestock species, the idea of leasing males arises. Importing genetics to improve a herd or flock and maintain hybrid vigor, without the purchase and maintenance of a male, is a very attractive idea, especially to smaller producers. On the surface, it can seem that leasing males is viable with little downside, but some real problems may occur.

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Veterinary Viewpoints: Rabies continues to be a threat to pets and livestock

Fri, Apr 30, 2021

While all mammals are capable of being infected with rabies, it’s rare in very small mammals, like rats and squirrels. Raccoons, foxes, skunks and other wild animals are often the source of infection for livestock and other domestic animals. Dogs and cats often get it from fighting with wildlife, while horses, cattle and other livestock are likely to be bitten on the muzzle, udder or feet when encountering wildlife.

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Get the most out of higher cattle placement weights in feedlots

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

It is all about adding value and risk management, though the producer still will need to determine the price needed to sell his or her fed cattle to break even on the transaction.

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First feeding for the future: Colostrum

Tue, Apr 06, 2021

Every calf represents a large investment. The first few hours of a calf’s life can determine whether that newborn thrives into adulthood. Feeding for a calf’s future health begins with colostrum, which contains the building blocks for long-term productivity.

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