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Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Role of bovine viral diarrhea virus in feedlots (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is one of the most important infectious agents of cattle. The annual economic loss caused by BVDV is difficult to quantify but certainly is significant. The insidious nature of BVDV combined with the biology of the virus and complex disease pathogenesis has made control and prevention of this virus challenging.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Antimicrobial therapy: regimen selection (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Traditionally, we have assumed that if a bacterial pathogen is "susceptible" to an antimicrobial, we just use the dose on the bottle or in a formulary, and the infection will be eliminated. The increasing incidence of "resistant" pathogens, i.e., pathogens requiring high concentrations of antimicrobials such that they become untreatable, has focused attention on identifying ways to reduce the selection for resistant organisms.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Integrated BVD control plans for beef operations (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

More than 60 years ago an enteric disease of cattle was described in North America that was characterized by outbreaks of diarrhea and erosive lesions of the digestive tract.17 The disease was called bovine viral diarrhea virus or BVD. The virus causing BVD was named bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV).

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Anybody can deliver Key Performance Indexes (KPI's): What is our role? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Anyone can and everyone does deliver key performance indicators (KPI's) to the dairy who is a stakeholder of the dairy either as an employee of the farm or as a business that is supplying materials or working for the dairy.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

How do drugs work (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

The science of how drugs work on the body (or the microorganism or parasite) is pharmacodymanics (its counterpart being pharmacokinetics, how the body works on the drug). In this section, the basic concepts of drug concentration and drug action are followed by a review of the mechanisms of action of the major drug groups used in food animal practice including NSAIDs, glucocorticoids, reproductive drugs, antimicrobials, and parasiticides.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Accountability of dairy welfare, judicious use of drugs, and dairy management (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Opponents of food animal use rhetoric and disturbing images to incriminate lack of welfare, criticize drug usage, and incriminate modern care practices if they weren't the same method of care as in the past. They have an audience of consumers that have little or no knowledge of food animal care.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Consumer perceptions (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

The agricultural community is an extremely small percent of the general population and much of that population lives in densely populated areas of the country. They draw their perceptions of food animal care from their experiences and perceptions about zoos, their own companion animals, and the visual stories presented electronically from opponents of the animal industry.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Biosecurity to control reproductive disease in beef cattle (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Pathogens differ in their virulence, contagiousness, and their modes of transmission. These differences exist not only between pathogens, but for virulence and contagiousness, can also differ between strains of the same species of pathogen.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

How to evaluate drug information (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

One can usually find many sources of information about drugs: FDA website, drug company websites and technical reports, VIN, journals, trade magazines, and so on. The important skill required of veterinarians is to assess that information to determine its usefulness in your daily practice.

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