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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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Today's Daily Dose: Humane farm-animal housing

June 8, 2011

Improving the welfare of farm animals.

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Veterinary colleges share more than $14 million to study cattle disease

June 1, 2011

College Station, Texas — Researchers at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are leading studies on Bovine Respiratory Disease, funded through $14.2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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USDA revises standards for humane cattle slaughter

April 1, 2011

National Report — New standards triggered by the record-breaking beef recall in 2008 are taking effect this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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Veterinarians, producers launch online beef and dairy training program

March 28, 2011

National Report -- A new online tool has been made available to stakeholders beef and dairy industries to help quickly disseminate new information about animal care and food safety practices.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Farm animal problem solving (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

The majority of food animal veterinarians do their best to make the most appropriate decisions for their clients' livestock. But there are times when we simply don't know what the best decision is. Likewise, there are times when a "new" procedure or "new" product is suggested by the client or one of our colleagues that we are unaware of or have not tried. Problem solving requires the use of multiple sources to educate oneself about the particular problem.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Integrated BVD control plans for dairy operations (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

More than 60 years ago an enteric disease of cattle was described in North America that was characterized by outbreaks of diarrhea and erosive lesions of the digestive tract. The disease was called bovine viral diarrhea virus or BVD. The virus causing BVD was named bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV).

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Mastitis control: do the old ways still work? (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

The development and effectiveness of the standard milking time hygiene practices and dry cow therapy were established in the 1960's. Because of the effectiveness of these practices, mastitis has evolved on many farms to primarily environmental rather than contagious pathogens. The purpose of this article is to perform a literature review (especially trying to find studies published after the year 2000) as to the effectiveness of the various mastitis control practices in today's progressive dairy farm.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Integrated BVD control plans for beef operations (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

More than 60 years ago an enteric disease of cattle was described in North America that was characterized by outbreaks of diarrhea and erosive lesions of the digestive tract.17 The disease was called bovine viral diarrhea virus or BVD. The virus causing BVD was named bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV).

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