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The most common illness in young calves is scours.

According to George Barrington of Washington State University, diarrhea results in the greatest economic loss from disease in this age group.

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Any novice bird hunter or skeet shooter quickly learns one simple truth – it’s hard to hit a moving target.

But those drawing a bead on clay pigeons or pheasants do have one distinct advantage. They usually have a clear, unobstructed view of their target.

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One requirement for making a profit in the cattle business is to have a good working relationship with a large-animal veterinarian.

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The cows are preg-checked, being fed and we are in that unhurried phase of the year, waiting for that first calf needing assistance or care.

For veterinarians, this is the time for contemplation, reflection and strategic thinking. What occurred in our geographic region and in the U.S. as a whole in 2011 that impacted and will continue to impact our industry? On a global level, what circumstances are altering the way we practice?

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Reproductive technology presence in the beef industry is low because of time, labor, cost and lack of facilities.

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The decline in the U.S. cattle inventory is well documented. The decline has sharpened particularly over the past 10 years and continued through 2011.

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