A Morning at Calhoun Cattle Company

A bird’s eye view of an amazing Alberta feedlot. Such a great video from the Calhoun Cattle Company! generic cialis softtab

New Component Implant Gun for TE-200 with Tylan

Heinz Lemmer of Elanco stopped by to let us know about the new Component Implant Gun for TE-200 with Tylan. Also, as old inventory of other Component Implants are used up, new product will only be compatible with this new gun. Just remember: White Component Implant Box = New Grey Gun Blue Component Implant Box = Old Blue Gun  

Common Injuries in Breeding Bulls

By Ceanna Tannas, AHT The most common injuries we see in breeding bulls are foot and leg injuries as a result of mounting and fighting, as well as injuries of the reproductive organs such as the penis and testicles. These injuries can limit or even prevent a bull from breeding which can have significant effects in reproductive efficiency. Foot and Leg Injuries A very common occurrence is footrot which is an infection of the soft tissues between the claws or interdigital space, caused by the organism Fusobacterium necrophorum. Cuts, punctures and abrasions on the foot provide an entry route for this bacterium, as it cannot gain entry through...

VVV Episode 8: Age Verification in Cattle

Dr. Jelinski shows us an easy way to estimate the age range of cattle by examining dentition.   Ruminants are unique to other species in that they do not have a top row of incisor and canine teeth, but instead a dental pad used for grinding rough forages. When examining dentition to determine age, we examine only the bottom incisors and canines teeth, as they each have distinct times that they erupt. Just like humans, calves have a set of smaller, temporary “baby teeth” or milk teeth that are present within the first month of life. This set of baby teeth  consists of 6 incisors and 2 canines. As a guideline, aging cattle...

Summer Fly Control: Products Available for your Pr...

With the summer months approaching, it’s time to consider fly control for the overall health and welfare of cattle.  Several types of products are available with different methods of application to customize to each type of routine and operation.  Preventative usage of fly control products on your premises, such as barn foggers, wall and livestock sprays, can reduce the negative effects the insects have on livestock and increase productivity. Disvap is an example of a line of insecticide products available that targets the domestic, stable, horn and face fly as well as gnats, horseflies, darkling beetles and mosquitoes. All products...

What to expect from us

Veterinary Agri-Health Services Ltd. is a health management oriented veterinary practice based in Alberta that provides high quality professional services to feedlot and cow/calf operations across western Canada.  These services focus on three areas: (1) animal health and production related management strategies and problem solving, (2) animal well being and product quality, and (3) producer education and information transfer.  Our services include vaccination,  treatment and parasite control programs, nutritional advice, computerized record systems and health monitoring, regular consultation and reproductive health visits, as well as...