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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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At one point or another, nearly every cattleman will experience the not-so-joyous occasion of twins on the ranch. Understanding the cause and effect of this phenomenon can help breeders make decisions to impact a herd’s long-term reproductive success.

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As the year is coming to an end, this is the perfect time to start thinking about next year and what you need to do to be prepared come vaccination time. You want to keep your herd’s health in the best possible condition, and a vaccination plan is the best way to do that.

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It’s annoying when you can’t get your way. It’s also frustrating when you have to change the way you’ve always done things.

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As a seedstock producer and a cattle veterinarian, having a healthy and productive herd is a top priority for my herd and my clients’ herds. However, one of the most concerning diseases I am diagnosing more and more frequently in beef cattle is Johne’s disease.

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Frigid temperatures, howling winds, ice storms, freezing rain and snowdrifts are just a few of the winter highlights waiting just around the corner.

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Even in times of such uncertainty and a volatile cattle market, revenue generated from value-added programs, which include a sound vaccination and preconditioning plan, certainly exceed their costs.

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