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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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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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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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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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Troubleshooting milk fat depression on dairy farms (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Milk fat depression is a common finding of veterinarians and nutritionists on dairy farms, especially during the warmer summer months. Troubleshooting cases of milk fat depression can be challenging as often there are a number of causes that are contributing to the problem.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Reproductive problems in the cow herd: trichomoniasis, BVD, and others (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Optimizing reproductive success in cow-calf herds relies on combining appropriate immunization and biosecurity practices with the current production system management techniques in the herd. The goal of the immunization program is to match herd immunity to the risks faced.

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Caring for compromised cattle and euthanasia (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

On January 30, 2008 the beef industry was reminded of the importance animal care. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released a video showing abuse of compromised dairy cattle at a California slaughter house.

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Working together with nutritionists on dairy farms—can't we all get along (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

I have had the great opportunity to work professionally in a variety of positions including private practice veterinarian, extension veterinarian, and tech service nutritionist for a major feed company.

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