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Interesting bovine medicine cases (Proceedings)

August 1, 2008

Case 1: 5-year old Angus cow, calved 3 weeks ago

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Economics of testing for fertility-associated antigen in bovine semen (Proceedings)

August 1, 2008

Fertility-associated antigen (FAA) is a non-glycosylated protein produced in all of the accessory sex glands of bulls; seminal vesicles, prostate and Cowper's glands.

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Colostrum: A lactation enhancer? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2008

Immunoglobulins cannot traverse the placenta in cattle, so calves are born without any innate immune protection.

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BVD testing: What's happening in the herd—acute, chronic, transient or PI? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2008

When I report back to a cattle owner that his animal is "BVD positive," before I can even begin to explain what that means, I am all to often asked "what is BDD, BV . . . what?" since I am usually talking to the rancher about a normal calf , not an obviously sick animal.

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Mineral nutritioin (Part 1): Macrominerals (Proceedings)

August 1, 2008

We often go to great extremes to do the best for our animals.

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Vitamin nutrition: What do they really need? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2008

Everyone knows about vitamins, right?

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Viral classification: There really is clinical relevancy! (Proceedings)

August 1, 2008

Animal viruses are now classified into 16 separate families.

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New vaccine technologies: Destined for cattle vaccines? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2008

Vaccine types, delivery methods and adjuvants in use in veterinary medicine have been relatively static for many years and limited to modified live organism and killed organism (KV) vaccines, needle injection and alum-type and water –in-oil emulsion adjuvants.

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Bovine viral diarrhea virus: Antigenic diversity and practical consequences (Proceedings)

August 1, 2008

The genetic diversity that occurs among isolates of BVDV is characteristic of RNA viruses that exist in nature as quasispecies (a swarm of viral mutants).

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