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Maintaining rural veterinary practice (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

There has been a lot of discussion in the past 10-15 years regarding the number of Food Supply Veterinarians (FSV) and/or Rural Veterinary Practitioners (RVP). The difference in these two populations is that FSV include government veterinarians (APHIS and FSIS), researchers, educators and other veterinarians that are somehow connected with a food animal production.

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Using milk pasteurizers for feeding dairy calves (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

With the expansion of the size of individual dairy farms feeding waste milk from treated cows to bottle calves has become more common. Waste milk has the potential to have approximately 30% fat and 25-27% protein on a dry matter basis and therefore has the potential to provide a higher plane of nutrition than traditional 20% protein, 20% fat milk replacers.

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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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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.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Critical care for sick cattle—practical IV therapy (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities occur commonly in cattle with gastrointestinal tract disease. Severe fluid and electrolyte abnormalities can result in death if left untreated.

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Milk fever: new approaches to treatment and control (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Periparturient hypocalcemia (milk fever) is a common condition of dairy cows with an annual incidence of 5 to 8%. Effective treatment and control programs for milk fever are therefore required for dairy cattle.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Treating respiratory disease in feedlot cattle (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Respiratory disease is cited as the most common health problem encountered in U.S. feedlots. Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is a multi-factorial disease that affects the lower respiratory system.

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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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Update on preconditioning (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Beef production is shifting toward a consumer focus and new areas are achieving more attention including: individual animal identification, value-based marketing, food safety, as well as source, process, and age verification.

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