What Beef Producers Need to Know about Antimicrobi...

Check out this great new video from the Beef Cattle Research Council, starring our very own Dr. Craig Dorin and Animal Health Technician extraordinaire Ceanna Tannas. In this video, various industry experts outline antimicrobial usage in the beef cattle industry. Overall it is a great update on what the industry is doing to ensure antimicrobials are used responsibly and...

Body Condition Scoring and Your Bottom Line

Body condition scoring is a useful way to evaluate herd health and should be utilized on farm settings. This useful link will help you to learn more about body condition scoring and how to use it on your farm to optimize profits.  

News Release: Baycox 5% Oral Suspension now Approv...

Bayer HealthCare is pleased to announce that Baycox 5% oral suspension is now approved to prevent clinical signs of coccidiosis and to reduce coccidian shedding in calves caused by E. bovis and E. zuernii. Aleady approved for use in piglets and lambs, Baycox 5% is a single-dose, ready-to-use product that is easy to administer. A single oral treatment of Baycox controls coccidia infection without impairing the ability of animals to acquire immunity and promotes resistance to reinfection. Learn more about coccidiosis infection here or ask us more about scours management and if Baycox is an appropriate treatment option for your...

Antimicrobial Stewardship & Pain Mitigation i...

The Antimicrobial Stewardship & Pain Mitigation in Livestock: Current Developments Conference gets under way at 9:30 a.m. on January 27, 2015, at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Olds.“Presented by various livestock industry and government organizations, this conference will address current trends, social responsibility and up-to-date research,” said Brenda Ralston, beef research scientist, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD), Airdrie. “This one-day event promises to offer insight on topics of interest for veterinarians, research scientists, stakeholders, producers and livestock caretakers alike.” Ralston said the...

“A practical world can’t be perfect...

Dr. Temple Grandin’s news conference during the American Farm Bureau’s 96th Annual Convention. A great Q&A session all around, wise wowatch.  

A meta-analysis of zilpaterol and ractopamine effe...

A meta-analysis of zilpaterol and ractopamine effects on feedlot performance, carcass traits and shear strength of meat in cattle. Lean IJ1, Thompson JM2, Dunshea FR3. Abstract This study is a meta-analysis of the effects of the beta-agonists zilpaterol hydrochloride (ZH) and ractopamine hydrochloride (RAC) on feedlot performance, carcase characteristics of cattle and Warner Bratzler shear force (WBSF) of muscles. It was conducted to evaluate the effect of the use of these agents on beef production and meat quality and to provide data that would be useful in considerations on the effect of these agents on meat quality in Meat...