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Articles by Christine Navarre, DVM, MS, DACVIM

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Aug 1, 2006

"She got into her vet truck and left without ever washing her boots!"

Goat parasite control requires more than cattle protocols

Jun 1, 2006

With the increasing numbers of meat goats in the United States, many bovine practitioners face questions about goat healthcare targeted toward internal parasite treatment and control.

Livestock shows: Commingling serves as recipe for infection, disease

Prepare to face off with swine flu, chronic bloat and other common illnesses
Jan 1, 2006

Show season kicks off in a couple months with the promise that livestock will be hauled to county and state fairs across the country. Combine inexperienced showmen with the commingling of hundreds of animals, and problems are almost destined to materialize. The following discussion highlights a variety of conditions common in livestock exhibited at shows that food animal veterinarians often are called upon to diagnose and treat.

How to manage umbilical masses in cattle

Oct 1, 2005

Umbilical masses in calves are a common problem presented to veterinarians. Proper management of these masses first requires a correct diagnosis. The differentials for umbilical masses include hernias and infections/abscesses. Although some hernias can spontaneously resolve, most umbilical problems require surgery.

Beef cattle lameness

Options translate success
Apr 1, 2005

Management of beef cattle lameness can be frustrating for veterinarians and producers. But compared to our one-toed equine patients, we have two toes to work with on each foot. This presents some treatment and pain-management options not available for all species. The following article details treatment options I've become familiar with in practice.

Beef cattle lameness: diagnostic strategies

Feb 1, 2005

One of the best ways to evaluate the internal structures of the foot is radiography. It's my opinion that this is one of the most under-utilized tools in bovine lameness evaluations.

Identify 'at-risk' calves early to improve prognosis

Oct 1, 2004

The earlier "at risk" neonates are identified and treated, the better the prognosis for a healthy and productive life.

Maximizing beef calf health

Sep 1, 2004

Maximizing calf survivability is crucial to economic success of beef producers. But having healthy calves starts many months before calving season. Proper herd nutrition impacts calf survivability more than any other factor. Proper environment/facilities also are important. If these two factors are under control, herd outbreaks of calf diseases will be minimized.

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