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Herd Health

Find information about vaccination protocols, disease control, biosecurity, and working with your veterinarian on antibiotic treatment.

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As producers anticipate a new calf crop, they continue to consider the needs of their livestock. This includes castration of bull calves. So when is the best time to castrate?

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In the video below, Zoetis veterinarian Robin Falkner talks about the future of antibiotic use and how good management plays into that.

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Scours: To those in the cow world, scours is a four-letter word.

Technically speaking, scours is diarrhea in young calves, typically occurring within the first two months.

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No one can deny the excitement that comes with calving time. Healthy newborn calves can give anyone hope for the years to come. But when scours hit the herd’s new prospects, it can put a real damper on all of the excitement.

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Still have questions regarding implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) as it takes effect on Jan. 1, 2017? Be sure to check out those topics and points raised in the “VFD Bulletin – Understanding the Veterinary Feed Directive,” authored by Dr. Dee Griffin, director of the Texas Veterinary Medical Center partnership at Texas A&M University.

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When food animals are given medication, it takes a certain amount of time for the body to break down the medication and eliminate it. During that period, the animal should not enter the food chain.

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