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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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Managing transition dairy cows—treat those mothers right (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

In the words of H.D. Hoard, "... this is the Home of Mothers. Treat each cow as a Mother should be treated." We need to take this thought to heart as we think about how we should treat the new moms and moms-to-be on our dairy farms. These cows are at great risk due to the great physiologic, metabolic, and management changes they go through in a relatively short time period.

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Starch management in dairy diets (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Providing properly balanced and successful dairy rations can be a challenging job. One must track a large number of nutrients and make sure that they present in adequate levels yet not in excess where they can lead to reduced performance or animal health.

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Hemorrhagic bowel syndrome: an update (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Following the initial report of jejunal hemorrhage syndrome (JHS) in 1992 by Ruggles et al, the disease has subsequently been reported in dairy cows in the US, dairy and beef cows in Canada, dairy cows in Europe and dairy cows in the Middle East.

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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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Management of calves with umbilical disease and arthritis (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Omphalophlebitis and arthritis are common diseases in calves from 0 to 90 days of age, being the 4th and 5th most common diagnoses in calves; omphalophlebitis, 0.06 cases per calf year of risk; arthritis, 0.024 cases per calf year of risk. The three most common calf hood diseases are diarrhea, respiratory disease, and ringworm.

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Receiving programs for feedlot cattle (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Respiratory disease continues to be the major cause of disease in feedlot. On average about 15% of feedlot cattle will have respiratory disease compared with less than 2% for digestive or any other disease problem.

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Salmonellosis in adult dairy cattle (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Salmonellosis has always been present within the US dairy and beef industries but has become an increasing problem on some dairies due to a variety of factors likely related to increasing herd size, production levels, and increased use of confinement housing.

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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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