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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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Preventing respiratory disease at cow-calf level leads to industry efficiencies

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Stockmanship and animal welfare go hand in hand, and the cattle industry takes both very seriously. “Stockmanship” isn’t found in the Webster dictionary; however, an applicable definition for stockmanship reads, “Stockmanship is the art and science of handling cattle properly.”

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Stockmanship can be defined as the art and science of handling cattle in a proper manner.

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Every year, cow-calf producers reach for magic vaccines which will prevent their calves from getting sick. Calves’ immune systems are capable of protecting against the majority of disease threats.

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