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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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Most operations have some sort of herd health program. Every outfit lays a claim to shot-giving, pour-on strategies or a program that takes in the big picture of complete herd health.

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Foot rot causes swelling, heat and inflammation in the foot, resulting in severe pain. Swelling and lameness appear suddenly.

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Remember how your arm or some other part of your anatomy felt the last time you got a flu shot or some other shot? Did the area hurt a little?

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Producers who regularly deal with high-risk cattle — those animals that may weigh a little less or have been commingled with others from different backgrounds — have seen what Mycoplasma bovis can do to cattle health. However, even the best-prepared operations can experience the disease.

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In the midst of one of the worst droughts in Texas history, ranchers across the region are slowly realizing that the devastation left by a continuing drought and wildfires stretches far beyond their dusty soil.

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A new report from the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense at Texas A&M University identifies several major priorities for developing the next generation of disease screening tools for livestock, milk and other products.

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