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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.

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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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Extralabel drug use in cattle (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Veterinarians have been a privilege to use and prescribe FDA approved drugs in an extra label manner and to compound drugs to meet the specific health care needs of the diverse patients.

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Controversies in treating coliform mastitis (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Coliform mastitis is a common and serious disease of housed dairy cattle. Causative bacteria are derived from the family Enterobacteriaceae and are lactose-fermenting, gram negative bacteria.

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Trichomoniasis and other STDs in beef cattle (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted reproductive disease of cattle caused by Tritrichomonas foetus (formally named Trichomonas foetus). There has been a re-emergence of the disease due to increased movement of breeding cattle across the country. The disease is characterized by infertility and early embryonic death.

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Resuscitation of calves after dystocia (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Perinatal mortality (still births and deaths within the first 24 hours of life) should be 1-3% as a goal.

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Heifer selection (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

The heifer selection program is a vital aspect of a commercial cow-calf operation. Since replacement heifers represent the future potential of the herd, successful replacement programs are a high priority item requiring careful attention by the ranch manager.

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