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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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Terry Mader, extension beef cattle specialist at the University of Nebraska, discusses how to help alleviate heat stress in cattle during the summer.

The extended drought in the southern Plains and Southwest throughout 2010 and 2011 forced the dispersion of numerous cow herds.

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You continue to see it in articles and hear about it at meetings … Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD). They say the virus causes all kinds of problems and costs ranchers of money.

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Americans have always been on the go, and the same can be said of the country’s cattle herds lately.

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The parasite Cooperia has become the most prevalent internal parasite in U.S. cattle operations, according to research data from USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring Service (NAHMS) Beef 2007 to 2008 cow-calf survey.

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For Eric Evans of Celeste, Texas, 2011 was a tough year to be a cattleman. Like most beef producers in the southern U.S., record-low rainfall levels left the Hunt County, Texas, operation low on feedstuffs and searching for answers on how to keep the bottom line in the black.

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