Latest News From Diagnostics

Tuberculosis can be transmitted from cattle to humans through respiratory particles.  
New TB Tests Could Enable More Cow Vaccination

Skin tests that can distinguish between cattle that are infected with tuberculosis (TB) and those that have been vaccinated against the disease have been created by an international team of scientists.

1 year ago
Given the right conditions, localized outbreaks can cause sudden death loss in cattle and a disease threat for producers and veterinarians.
Wet or Dry, Watch for Anthrax in Beef Herds

Spores of the bacteria Bacillus anthracis, which cause anthrax when consumed, can survive in the soil for years.

1 year ago
Staining (Left) shows spongiform degeneration. Staining (Right) shows intense misfolded prion protein.
New Test Diagnoses Prion Diseases in Skin Sample

Researchers have successfully identified prions in samples from live animals, shortly after exposure, according to a release from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

1 year ago
Rectal temperature can quickly indicate clinical signs of disease, but does not predict disease risk in cattle that appear healthy.
Target Your Feedlot Treatments

Mass treatments can save stressed calves arriving at stocker or feeding operations, but a more targeted approach could reduce antibiotic use while improving outcomes.

2 years ago
Can you diagnose this condition?
Mystery Malady: A Liver to Remember

This necropsy image from a feedlot steer, was supplied by Dr. Dee Griffin at West Texas A&M University.

2 years ago
Rectal temperature can quickly indicate clinical signs of disease, but does not predict disease risk in cattle that appear healthy.
Refining Receiving Protocols

Emerging diagnostic tools could allow more targeted, efficient and effective treatment decisions for shipped cattle.

2 years ago
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Mystery Malady: Liver to Remember Diagnosis

Here is the answer to our latest Mystery Malady.

2 years ago
Redesigned ESTROTECT Breeding Indicator features patent pending Breeding Bullseye that indicates when cows are ready to breed, helps confirm pregnancies and signals timing for AI protocols.
ESTROTECT Unveils New Breeding Indicator for Dairy and Beef Producers

The ESTROTECT Breeding Indicator features a new and improved precision design that includes the patent pending Breeding Bullseye™ to help producers and breeding specialists know exactly when animals are ready to breed.

2 years ago