Industry

Animal ID: What does it mean to your clients?

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
Animal identification is the hot-button issue in the industry right now, but animal ID is nothing new. A form of the national ID system has been in existence for close to 70 years and managed basically as a regulatory p

Completely calves

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
Dedicated replacement operations provide unique challenges, opportunities for dairy practitioners.

Creating new haul-in facilities

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
Building new or upgrading existing practices to include better haul-in facilities can result in more services. Here's how four veterinarians did it.

Lead poisoning: A cause of sudden death in calves

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
The information presented in this Case Study is from Jerome Nietfeld, DVM, PhD, and Brad DeBey, DVM, PhD, Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and appeared in the Kansas Veterinary Quarterly, Summer

Histophilus somni plays many roles

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
Histophilus somni (formerly Haemophilus somnus) is well-recognized for its role in the bovine respiratory disease (BRD) complex. Guichon et al have written that H. somni is increasingly acknowledged as the primary cause

The eyes have it

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
What do we really know about vision in cattle, how important it is to the bovine and what can the eyes tell us about diagnosing disease?

Five Johne's diagnostic tests compared

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
Accurate testing is a critical component to controlling Johne's disease, in terms of both ridding an infected herd of M. paratuberculosis and certifying that a herd is Johne's-free.

Creating a chronic

Jan 17, 2011 by Drovers
All chronic feedlot animals may not be defined the same. What makes a chronic animal can depend on many factors.