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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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All good stockmen are aware that heat stress can be a problem in livestock as the summer heats up, but not all are aware that other factors can enter the equation besides the thermometer reading.

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There has been a lot of focus in recent years on improved stockmanship and low-stress handling of livestock.

Efforts to teach principles of handling have been done a lot of different ways.

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There is no doubt in my mind that the vast majority of beef producers care about and care for their animals. There is also no doubt, however, that society’s perception of appropriate animal care practices has changed and continues to evolve.

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The arrival of early rains could ease your worries about water supplies for the summer, but will you have enough good-quality water to get through the year?

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The term Weak Calf Syndrome (WCS) was coined back in the 1960s to describe calves that are dull, listless and uninterested or unable to nurse.

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Area cattle owners have probably noticed some funny spots on the head or neck of their cattle from time to time. According to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension, novice cattle producers may not recognize those mystery spots as either ringworm or warts.

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