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AAVMC meeting addresses changing dynamics of food animal production

May 1, 2012

Increasing global need for protein sources discussed at conference, along with how educational specialization could better serve future rural veterinarians.

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Washington seeks new livestock care board

April 1, 2012

Olympia, Wash. — A new bill in Washington state seeks to assemble a livestock care board to create and oversee minimum care standards for livestock and poultry.

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FDA clarifies term for 'non-lactating' cattle

April 1, 2012

Rockville, Md. — FDA has issued a statement clarifying that dry dairy cows should not be included in the definition of non-lactating dairy cattle.

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Idea Exchange: Shower curtain liners help keep it clean in a mixed-animal practice

April 1, 2012

Lining the ground helps ease the cleanup of large-animal births or prolapses.

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USDA mines beef feedlots for data on health practices, antimicrobial uses

September 1, 2011

Fort Collins, Colo. — The United States Department of Agriculture's National Animal Health Monitoring System collected data from selected beef feedlots throughout August in an effort to identify animal-health management practices and antimicrobial use patterns.

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Surgical management of the right-sided ping (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

A large focal right sided ping (>3" diameter) is due to an abnormality of the abomasum or large intestine. Rarely, post-parturient cattle with metritis may have a vague right sided ping in the right caudo-dorsal abdomen due to gas in the uterus.

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Pneumonia in adult dairy cattle (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Respiratory disease continues to present challenges in the dairy industry in the 21st century. Traditionally, veterinary curricula have emphasized an etiologic approach to the subject and veterinary practitioners are very familiar with the well documented and heavily researched infectious causes such as bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV), infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida and Mycoplasma spp.

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Vertical transmission of infectious disease in cattle (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

The potential for several economically important infectious diseases of cattle to be vertically transmitted from dam to offspring is of understandable concern to veterinarians and producers alike.

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Diagnosing and treating downer cattle (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

A downer cow is "a cow unable to stand voluntarily". Many are periparturient and due to traumatic peripheral nerve injuries.

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