When the rinderpest virus broke out in Africa in the 1890s, death loss in cattle herds across eastern and southern Africa reached 80 to 90%, triggering a massive famine, with millions of people dying across the region.
While the urge is to return to our work and business once COVID-19 cases peak, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research virologist and plant pathologist says one must only turn to the plant world to see that would be a mistake.
In 2011, researchers isolated an unknown virus, later categorized as influenza D virus (IDV), in a diseased pig. Since then, some of the same group identified influenza D antibodies in cattle, goats, sheep and horses.
Call it simple math. It’s what you get when you add fetal protection vaccines to a proper nutrition program. Find out how this formula can help set your calves up for success long before they hit the ground.
Despite the industry’s efforts, calf scours remain a major challenge for unweaned calves. Even with all the tools producers use to combat the disease, no significant reduction in scour-related illnesses have been seen