Managing the obese horse PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kristen M. Brennan   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:57

Any person who has experienced trying to lose weight will tell you it’s not easy to stick to a program. While the formula for shedding pounds seems like it should simply be less energy in and more energy out, it’s not always so black and white. It is no different when we talk about managing obese or overweight horses.

Preconditioning maximizes calf health, well-being and value PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Hill   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:22

Today’s tight cattle supplies and record-high prices have created a value in calves that has never been imagined before. Protecting this valuable asset through sound health management has never made more sense or been relatively more affordable than it is now.

Pregnancy is not a time to skimp on nutrition PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ron Scott   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:07

Cattle in pastureWould a human medical doctor advise a woman to lose weight while she was pregnant? Probably not. Yet that’s exactly what happens to a large percentage of beef cows as they advance through pregnancy.

Position your herd vaccination program for success PDF Print E-mail
Written by Douglas Scholz   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:04

Beef producers are routinely reminded about the importance of following label directions when using vaccines to prevent diseases such as bovine viral diarrhea (BVD). For any vaccine to work, it’s important to pay close attention to the administration guidelines on the bottle or packaging.

Managing your horse pasture PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shannon Williams   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:29

Some people’s horse pastures look wonderful with nice tall grass, some look like a golf course, and some look like an arena. Which description fits your pasture?

The first step in managing your horse pasture is to determine what your goals are for your pasture area. Is it meant to be a nutritional forage source or an exercise area?

Impaired gut integrity and its consequences PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gustavo Cruz and Bethany Oglesby   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:12

Gut integrity is the unimpaired condition of the gut and maintenance of its essential functions to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to pathogens. The inside of the gastrointestinal tract is considered to be a part of the external environment because it is a continuous tube connected to the exterior and contains ingested foreign material.



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