OSU Veterinary College Launches Integrative Beef Cattle Program for Veterinarians
Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine recently launched the first phase of its Integrative Beef Cattle Program for Veterinarians funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture Veterinary Services Grant in excess of $235,000.
Research conducted through OSU’s statewide Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station system shows body condition at the time of calving is the most important factor affecting rebreeding performance in beef cow herds.
Several Oklahoma counties have experienced snowfall already, heralding the start of hay feeding season that will expand to other counties in the coming weeks, and the need for producers to employ some value-adding mathematics.
Grass tetany, caused by magnesium deficiency, typically is not a major problem in Oklahoma. However, occasional cases are reported, typically in beef cows during early lactation, with the issue being more prevalent in older cows.