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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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It’s 2 a.m.; we’re sound asleep in hammocks, nestled between two shade-bearing trees, and then it begins.

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In today’s cattle industry, feedlot pen checkers often work alone and require the ability to safely and efficiently pull sick cattle from a pen.

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As the weather begins to cool and the hair coats on cattle get longer, the lice that have been dormant on carrier animals through the summer begin to reproduce.

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Occasionally cattle react to a vaccine. An allergic reaction can be mild and local (swelling at the injection site) or serious and fatal.

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Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is difficult to detect in its early stages and can be highly contagious. A case of bTB in the U.S. will result in the culling of the infected animal and possibly more of the herd if the disease has spread.

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Cattle experience pain. Even though they can be very good at disguising it, they do. Pain can come from injury, age (arthritis), natural activity (calving), disease or common management practices.

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