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Ketotic cows: treatment and prognosis (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

An absolute requirement for treating ketosis in cattle is to identify and treat the primary cause for the negative energy balance. Symptomatic treatment for ketosis without attacking the primary cause is doomed to failure.

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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

Environmental role in the epidemiology, transmission and diagnosis of Johne's disease (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), the causative agent of Johne's Disease (JD), is prevalent worldwide. The NAHMS Dairy 1996 study, estimated 21.6% of the dairy herds in the US were infected with MAP, resulting in annual economic losses for the dairy industry of $200-250 million.

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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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Common neurological diseases in food animal (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Maybe this doesn't really fit "common" but it is always interesting to hear about cases. The main thing about rabies in cattle (and other species) is that signs are quite variable and inconsistent. Certain signs should be "red flags" for bovine rabies. Oftentimes cattle with rabies will have some history of hindlimb ataxia, weakness, or paralysis (this in itself is typical of many bovine diseases but for cattle exhibiting these signs, rabies should be considered).

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Role of bovine viral diarrhea virus in feedlots (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is one of the most important infectious agents of cattle. The annual economic loss caused by BVDV is difficult to quantify but certainly is significant. The insidious nature of BVDV combined with the biology of the virus and complex disease pathogenesis has made control and prevention of this virus challenging.

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