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One Health: Antibiotic Stewardship

Producers have made substantial progress in reducing the use of antibiotics and helping protect both human and livestock health through improved antibiotic stewardship.

8 months ago
USDA's VSV situation reports show VSV cases declining through the fall months.
Colorado State Veterinarian Releases Final VSV Quarantine

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has released the state’s final vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) quarantine, following the most extensive outbreak of the viral disease in more than two decades

11 months ago
Marty Zaluski, DVM, serves as State Veterinarian with the Montana Department of Livestock.
Time to Rethink Calfhood Brucellosis Vaccination?

If a vaccine isn’t preventing disease, perhaps the money would be better spent on adding real value to calves.

1 year ago
CVM plans to bring non-feed dosage forms for medically important antibiotics used in livestock under the oversight of veterinarians.
FDA Plans Next Moves on Antimicrobials

Veterinarians and livestock producers have adapted to significant changes in antimicrobial regulations, and change will continue as the FDA works through its five-year plan for antimicrobial stewardship.

1 year ago
Marty Zaluski, DVM, serves as State Veterinarian with the Montana Department of Livestock.
Time to Rethink Calfhood Brucellosis Vaccination? Page 2

If a vaccine isn’t preventing disease, perhaps the money would be better spent on adding real value to calves.

1 year ago
Mostly likely spurred by nitrogen and phosphorus runoff, rainfall and hot temperatures, blue-green algae, naturally present in most pasture water sources, can enter a rapid growth phase and produce toxins that can cause organ damage and death in livestock and humans.
Watch for Blue-Green Algae in Stock Ponds

Toxins produced by blue-green algae in the presence of chemical runoff, rainfall and hot temperatures can be fatal to cattle. 

1 year ago
A disease that passes from poultry to cattle probably will cause more cattle mortality than one passing from goats or buffalo.
Taxonomy Could Predict Virulence of Multi-host Pathogens

When infectious diseases cross species barriers, their severity can vary from minor to deadly, with consequences difficult to predict

1 year ago
The researchers found that activity variables, particularly step count and motion index, were reduced for BRD cases compared to pen mate controls.
Activity Monitoring Could Predict BRD

Seems like everyone these days uses some type of wearable electronic device to track their daily activities in pursuit of better health and fitness.

1 year ago