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Cattlemen, Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) and USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) are waging a constant battle to keep the fever tick contained in counties along the border to Mexico.

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What’s worse? The bloodsucking swarm that never seems to end until the sun goes down? Or a few million “shew flies” working together harassing and harrying their victims into exhaustion?

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The adage “out of sight, out of mind” may avoid a few of life’s problems, but internal parasites are not one of them. It’s common knowledge there are countless microscopic predators lurking in the cattle environment.

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By this point, chances are you’ve seen, utilized or are at least somewhat familiar with remote drug delivery systems (RDDS) in cattle.

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Animal health vaccine usage is a confusing and misunderstood process by many cow-calf ranches throughout the U.S. With confusion comes many questions. Why have we chosen the vaccines we use in our beef cattle production systems?

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Body condition score (BCS) is a visual assessment of the amount of fat in a cow’s body. Therefore, BCS is both a good indicator of the past nutritional status of the cow and a way to determine future nutritional needs.

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