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When do my beef calves need a colostrum product?

Calving season can be stressful on both the calves and the ranchers. Although we cannot predict when these challenges will come during calving season, we can be prepared for them by having high-quality whole bovine colostrum products readily available on-farm to use when the need arises.

10 days ago
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IDEXX launches its first point-of-care bovine pregnancy test for cattle producers

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX), a global leader in veterinary diagnostics, announces a new whole blood, on-farm, pregnancy test for bovine animals.  The Alertys® OnFarm Pregnancy Test empowers cattle producers to find open, costly animals on their time with results within minutes to make management decisions.

2 months ago
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Selective Dry Cow Therapy: What Is It & Could It Be an Option for Your Dairy?

As dairy farmers have likely noticed, long-lasting intramammary antibiotics (also called dry cow tubes) are in very tight supply this year. While not much can be done about the current shortage, it leads to the question of alternatives. Switching to a different intramammary antibiotic isn’t always the answer, as each antibiotic has a different spectrum of activity against specific bacteria. Concurrently, extended milk or meat withholds are often less desirable as well. One potential alternative is selective dry cow therapy (SDCT), which has been gaining in popularity over the last few years. Let’s take a closer look at SDCT.

2 months ago
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Hoof Health: Start with clean dry hooves

With lameness costing an estimated $300-$650 per cow, hoof health cannot be overstated. Treatment costs, decreased fertility, loss of milk yield, decreased longevity in the herd, as well as labor costs, are all contributing factors.

 

4 months ago
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Ask A Vet: PInkeye

5 months ago
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Tackling the deadly challenge of Mannheimia haemolytica

Prevention is the best approach with this ever-evolving bacteria

6 months ago
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