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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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Many cow/calf operations with fall-born calves will wean the calves in mid- to late-June. Weaning during very hot summer weather is stressful enough to the calves. Therefore any management strategy that can reduce stress to the calves should be utilized. “Fenceline weaning” is such a strategy that should be applied.

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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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