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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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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.

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

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

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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.

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Mastitis (inflammation in one or more quarters) occurs most commonly in dairy cows, but also in beef cows. Mastitis develops if bacteria enter the teat canal – as when cows calve in dirty areas or lie in mud and manure after calving.

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For most ranchers it is not “if” they will have calves with scours, but “when” it will happen. Scours can be caused by bacteria, viruses, protozoa, yeast, mold and stress.

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