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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.

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

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.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Cardiac diseases of cattle (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Congenital, infectious, neoplastic, nutritional and toxic causes of cardiac disease are occasionally encountered in primary and referral bovine practice. The presentation accompanying these proceedings will review the most commonly encountered conditions with an emphasis on dairy cattle in the Northern United States.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Healthy beef calf programs (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Health management can be a critical component in adding value to calves. Whether calves are sold at weaning, after pre-conditioning or backgrounding or retaining ownership through the feeding phase a health management program is important.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Neonatal immunology—practical vaccinology (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

There are a plethora of commercially available vaccines available for use in cattle, the majority of which target viral and bacterial pathogens of the respiratory and enteric tracts.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Transition cow nutrition programs: Is there one way to feed the cows? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

There are many ways to feed a transition dairy cow, specifically a prefresh cow. They include low-energy, high-forage diets that are identical to the diet fed far-off dry cows, the far-off dry cow ration with additional additives such as anionic salts or rumen-protected choline, or a separate prefresh ration with an energy level intermediate between the far-off dry cow ration and the fresh cow diet.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Reproductive success in the cow herd (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Reproductive success is a key component of the successful cow-calf herd. Reproductive parameters should be evaluated in light of the herd's production constraints and overall goals.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Diagnosing and managing BRD in post-weaned cows (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most common and costly syndrome afflicting beef cattle after weaning. A basic understanding of the disease syndrome is important to design a treatment and prevention program.

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