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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.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

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.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

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.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

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.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

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.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Left displaced abomasum: surgical and medical advances (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Left displaced abomasum (LDA) is a common gastrointestinal disorder of lactating dairy cattle. Left displaced abomasum, right displaced abomasum (RDA), and abomasal volvulus (AV) are common abdominal diseases of lactating dairy cows characterized by varying degrees of abomasal distension and displacement.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

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.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

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.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

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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