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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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A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona and Northwest Missouri State University shows that standing and lying behavior can predict heat stress in cows.

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Do you know someone who’s temperamental? What about an animal?

Amazingly, cattle can be temperamental too, which influences how they should be handled, how they perform and even how they react to viruses that cause diseases.

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The effects of the drought of 2012 have generated both financial and animal health challenges for the cattle industry.

As drought continues in many areas across the country this winter and spring, cattle producers need to manage the health of their animals at a higher level, including the impact of internal parasites.

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Lice are a common winter problem in cattle, especially in northern climates with cold weather and short winter days.

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Spring rise of internal parasites should be caught early

For most cattle producers, choosing whether or not to deworm their herds may be the easy part.

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As the spring calving season begins, the cows will show typical signs that will indicate parturition is imminent. Changes that are gradually seen are udder development, or making bag, and the relaxation and swelling of the vulva. These indicate the cow is due to calve in the near future.

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