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The University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) recently broke ground on its new veterinary diagnostic center. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) contributed support for the state-of-the-art facility that will provide improved service to livestock producers and veterinarians throughout the region and the country. It is expected to open by the end of 2017.

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Thanks in part to researchers at the University of California – Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, cattle ranchers in California, Nevada and Oregon are one step closer to having a vaccine available to treat a tick-borne bacterial disease – commonly known as “foothill abortion” – which kills cow fetuses.

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Humans and cattle share a similar epigenetic fetal overgrowth disorder that occurs more commonly following assisted reproduction procedures.

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If there is one thing Anne Burkholder wants to get across to feedyard visitors, it is to respect and appreciate.

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Merck Animal Health has released an educational video about cattle shipping and transportation as part of its CreatingConnections program – designed to help producers better understand cattle behavior and use that knowledge to help reduce stress, improve reproduction and foster stronger immune responses.

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Efficient use of feed resources in beef production is important on several fronts. Feed costs represent the largest of the cost of production items, ranging from 50 to 60 percent of cow-calf costs to 70 to 80 percent of feedlot production costs.

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