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

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Livestock vaccines are biological products that must be stored and administered properly in order to elicit the desired immune response from animals. The label instructions for most vaccines state that they should be stored at 35ºF to 45ºF.

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Here they come! Those four little words that Oklahoma cattle producers despise in the summertime: “high pressure heat dome.” Understanding and avoiding heat stress in cattle can be a valuable management tool for summertime in Oklahoma. Most areas of Oklahoma have 10 or more days each year above 100ºF and 70 or more days with high temperatures above 90ºF. This means that most cow calf operations will be working cattle on days when heat stress to cattle is likely. 

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There is a big difference between animal rights (animal extremism) and animal welfare – the terms need to be clarified.

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Summer is upon us, and with the warm weather moving in, it’s a good time to remember that proper watering is an effective way to prevent harmful bacteria and insects that carry dangerous diseases. By using an automatic waterer, you can ensure your cattle’s water not only stays fresh and clean, but free of these potential problems.

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Stockmanship, like sustainability, is a commonly used word many might find hard to clearly define succinctly.

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A lot goes into caring for cattle, and it’s important to remember the most valuable nutrient to keeping them healthy—fresh water. Making sure our cattle have a daily source of clean water to drink is an involved task on its own, but maintaining our water sources in a sustainable way is vital to protecting the environment and preserving our lifestyles as cattle owners.

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