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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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Occasionally cattle react to a vaccine. An allergic reaction can be mild and local (swelling at the injection site) or serious and fatal.

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Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is difficult to detect in its early stages and can be highly contagious. A case of bTB in the U.S. will result in the culling of the infected animal and possibly more of the herd if the disease has spread.

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Cattle experience pain. Even though they can be very good at disguising it, they do. Pain can come from injury, age (arthritis), natural activity (calving), disease or common management practices.

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Deworming is a widely accepted practice that can improve performance and provide considerable economic advantage.

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If you have a favorite sports team, it is likely that at some point you have thought a certain player either needed to make major improvements or be replaced in order to fix a weakness and win more games.

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It’s estimated nearly 9% of beef cattle operations have a calf persistently infected (PI) with bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV). This might seem like a small percentage, but presence of BVDV can mean a risk for something more.

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