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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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Healthy calves are critical to the lifetime profitability of your herd. That’s why ensuring your calves get off to a great start is so critical.

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What is one thing everyone in the cattle industry works together to achieve? Disease prevention.

By preventing disease, we help improve animal health and reduce antibiotic usage and consumer concerns as well as improve labor efficiencies.

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The obvious answer to the title question is: Poor-temperament cattle are hard to handle and for safety reasons need to be culled.

But that’s not the only reason.

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Several serious livestock diseases are caused by bacteria called clostridia. They form a protective covering in a dormant stage when exposed to heat or drying. The spores can survive almost indefinitely.

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During the height of the summer, cattle can face an increase in parasites – both internal and external – that can wreak havoc by disrupting feeding and slowing growth.

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It’s that time of year when routine “eye checks” are warranted – looking at both eyes of every animal to watch for signs of pinkeye.

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