One hundred years ago, researchers at what is now Colorado State University began investigating a disease affecting cattle on the state's high-mountain ranches. The disease, which caused significant death loss, p
When loads of stressed, high-risk calves arrive at the feedlot, it often makes economic sense to treat them all with antibiotics to prevent an almost-inevitable outbreak of bovine respiratory disease (BRD).
Numerous controlled and blinded trials have shown that in high-risk calves arriving at feedlots or stocker operations, mass treatment with an antibiotic significantly reduces BRD sick pulls and mortality.
Unless yields soar to never-before-seen highs, the United States this summer will certainly harvest the smallest corn crop in three years since the production volume may not be padded by a boost in plantings.
As the Central and Southern Plains of the United States continue to experience extreme weather and flooding, the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine reminds animal food producers about information resources available.
High summer temperatures, combined with high humidity levels, can cause significant heat stress to cattle. Three days of these conditions can result in elevated stress for cattle. Here’s a quick resource guide.