Current Progressive Cattle digital edition
advertisement
breadcrumbs

Herd Health

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

LATEST

0412pc_hamilton_1Whether you travel the APHA circuit, help the neighboring ranch or travel weekends to pursue your cutting hobby, close and/or enclosed quarters, temperature fluctuation, horse-to-horse contact, people-to-horse contact and the sheer volume of people and equines coming in contact with your horse increase the risk of illness and injury.

In 2011, the Western states experienced a severe outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus type 1 (EHV-1). This outbreak affected many equine enthusiasts through the loss and/or suffering of horses and the cancellation of many equine events.

Read more ...

The first step in achieving goals is to set them. That’s why feedyard managers aim for the best live and harvested performance, and that means a few points better than last year. Carcass value is especially important to those who sell cattle on a grid.

Read more ...

Pinkeye in your cattle herd can rob you blind. This contagious disease can cost a producer more than $100 per incident in beef cattle due to lower weight gains and reduced value at sale time.

Read more ...

Over the years, there have been a couple of Noble Foundation articles describing the hierarchy of nutrient use by cattle.

Read more ...

Harsh weather conditions, disease and other natural causes can inevitably take a deadly toll on cattle.

Read more ...

House and stable flies are two common pests in and around livestock-handling facilities. Control of these two species is an important part of a herd health plan since these insects often carry and transmit disease organisms.

Read more ...