Developing a vaccination program: Video

Dr. Nathan Erickson talks about the details involved in developing a vaccination program. Also included are tips on risk management, tetanus protection, new vaccines, and preventing injection site lesions. Also please check out the following link http://www.beefresearch.ca/blog/vaccination-video/ for some more great information at BCRC regarding...

Zuprevo: New long acting macrolide for both preven...

Antibacterial lung therapy must work fast and last long. One important goal therefore is to reach high lung concentrations within just a few hours that remain present for a long time. buy viagra soft Please contact our veterinarians at VAHS for more information on the use of Zuprevo in cattle or go to...

Health and Production Implications of Poor Winter ...

NEWSLETTER|VAHS Utilizing low quality forages can be a cost effective feeding strategy but an understanding of how these forages should be fed is essential. It is important to remember that feeding a beef cow is essentially feeding the rumen where bacterial fermentation is occurring. Rumen bacteria provide the enzymes necessary to break down plant fiber and release the stored plant protein and energy. As the feed moves through the digestive tract, bacteria are continually carried with it and ultimately digested, releasing additional protein and energy to the cow. When feeding low quality forages (for example straw) there may be inadequate...

Calving rules of thumb

STAGES OF LABOR The birth process is divided into 3 stages.  It is important to be familiar with the 3 stages and how long each should last in order to know when assistance or treatment may be required.  The length of these stages will vary from animal to animal and close observation and experience will assist you in determining when to give assistance. Stage 1 In the hours leading up to calving the cow may not come up for feed or may isolate herself from the rest of the herd.  The ligaments of the tail will relax 12 to 24 hours prior to calving.  Stage 1 begins as the cervix softens and relaxes under the influence of hormones in the...

Footrot

Infected animals will be acutely lame. The foot will be swollen to the point where the two claws are forced apart. On close examination, the foot will be hot and show a split in the skin between the two claws. Pus may or may not be draining from it. There is often a putrid, rotting smell coming from the wound. If the necrotic lesion is located in the anterior region of the interdigital space, the distal interphalangeal joint can become infected. Not all cases of lameness are footrot and thus may not require antibiotic therapy. However with close clinical inspection of the affected claw, a diagnosis can be made. Differential diagnosis in the...

Estrus synchronizati...

Excellent webinar on estrus synchronization from the University of Nebraska. https://connect.unl.edu/p1549ode4f3/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal