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Sick cria management: the Tennessee method (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Dealing with a sick cria and an anxious client can be quite daunting at times. This task becomes less daunting when one understands the main problems and how to manage them. Neonatal crias are typically admitted to the UT College of veterinary medicine due to prematurity/weakness/inability to stand, suspected or real failure of passive transfer (FPT), and septicemia.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Case study: monensin (Rumensin) toxicity in dairy replacement heifers (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Many dairy producers use Rumensin? (Elanco Animal Health) in dairy heifers as an aid to controlling coccidiosis and for improved feed efficiency. Rumensin? also is approved for use in lactating cows as a tool for improving milk production efficiency. Monensin, the active compound in Rumensin?, has a very wide safety margin for humans and cattle. But, it can be toxic if not fed according to the FDA-approved label. In other species, such as horses, monensin can be extremely toxic.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Rarer neurologic diseases of food animals (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

BSE is defined as a slow developing neurodegenerative disease of cattle that begins insidiously with subtle signs progressing to terminal recumbency. This is a cerebral disease thus signs are consistent with abnormal mentation. Slight changes in behavior include increased apprehension and tactile and auditory hyperesthesia.

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 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

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

Clinical mastitis treatment efficacy: Are we making progress? (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Mastitis is considered one of the most costly diseases of dairy cattle and one of the most common reasons for antibiotic treatment on dairy farms. There are numerous treatments (both antibiotic and non-antibiotic) for clinical mastitis.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

The livestock-wildlife interface in infectious disease transmission — the bovine TB example in Michigan (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

The issue of disease transmission between species is nothing new. Veterinarians have always been aware of the potential risk of wildlife being a source of disease transmission to livestock. A classic example is transmission of Leptospirosis species from wildlife to cattle via urine contamination of the environment.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Hard times in the heartland

September 16, 2010

Rural areas are clamoring for veterinarians, prompting universities and governments to find new ways to attract new blood to large-animal medicine. But what about rural practice is causing the shortage?

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