Cattle feeders first began using mass treatments for newly arrived calves back in the 1970s, as a means of controlling outbreaks of respiratory disease or “shipping fever.”
The excitement around weather started this winter, when Weather Trends 360's Bill Kirk made a bold prediction at Top Producer Seminar, comparing 2016 to 2012.
Expediting quick and accurate diagnoses while aiding in choosing the correct antibiotic the first time can save calves’ lives and reduce unnecessary antibiotic usage.
Metaphylaxis remains a cost-effective tool for managing high-risk arrivals, but refinements could reduce the number of antibiotic treatments.
As we begin to vaccinate calves, do not forget to vaccinate adult cattle.
The 2017 Starbuck wildfire devastated rural ranching towns across four states. Three years on, resilience in both the land and people bands this community together.
While predicting disease risk in a group of cattle is relatively reliable for experienced cattle feeders, predicting risk in individual animals presents a much greater challenge.