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

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An unexpected death on a cattle operation is burdensome to beef producers.

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“No foot, no horse,” is the old saying. A horse is only as sound as his feet.

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Beef producers are routinely reminded about the importance of following label directions when using vaccines to prevent diseases such as bovine viral diarrhea (BVD). For any vaccine to work, it’s important to pay close attention to the administration guidelines on the bottle or packaging.

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Today’s tight cattle supplies and record-high prices have created a value in calves that has never been imagined before. Protecting this valuable asset through sound health management has never made more sense or been relatively more affordable than it is now.

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Any person who has experienced trying to lose weight will tell you it’s not easy to stick to a program. While the formula for shedding pounds seems like it should simply be less energy in and more energy out, it’s not always so black and white. It is no different when we talk about managing obese or overweight horses.

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