Vet's Opinion http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3247/feed Three top U.S. veterinarians provide tightly focused discussion of specific beef cattle disease and welfare topics. en VFD: How it will impact you on January 1 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/vfd-how-it-will-impact-you-january-1 <div class="node-body blog-body">The Veterinary Feed Directive will be here soon. Here are some last minute details you should know. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/vfd-how-it-will-impact-you-january-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/vfd-how-it-will-impact-you-january-1#comments Animal Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 02 Nov 2016 19:25:00 +0000 106901 at http://beefmagazine.com Looking to save money? It's foolish to cut preg-checking http://beefmagazine.com/blog/looking-save-money-its-foolish-cut-preg-checking <div class="node-body blog-body">Having a freeloader eat your feed all winter long and produce nothing in return is akin to paying full wages and benefits to an employee who never shows up to work.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/looking-save-money-its-foolish-cut-preg-checking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/looking-save-money-its-foolish-cut-preg-checking#comments Breeding Management Seedstock Livestock Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:35:00 +0000 105891 at http://beefmagazine.com Management and antibiotic use go hand in hand http://beefmagazine.com/blog/management-and-antibiotic-use-go-hand-hand <div class="node-body blog-body">What can we change to better manage our cattle so we can use antibiotics less frequently?</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/management-and-antibiotic-use-go-hand-hand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/management-and-antibiotic-use-go-hand-hand#comments Animal Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:08:00 +0000 104731 at http://beefmagazine.com Here's how attaining zero calf sickness is absolutely possible http://beefmagazine.com/blog/heres-how-attaining-zero-calf-sickness-absolutely-possible <div class="node-body blog-body">Shorting the cow nutritionally during any of the 283 days of gestation could negatively impact the developing fetus and make it more susceptible to disease after birth.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/heres-how-attaining-zero-calf-sickness-absolutely-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/heres-how-attaining-zero-calf-sickness-absolutely-possible#comments Animal Health Nutrition Calving Season Vet&#039;s Opinion Thu, 18 Feb 2016 18:58:00 +0000 98241 at http://beefmagazine.com Animal rights groups use faith outreach, click activism to reach followers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/animal-rights-groups-use-faith-outreach-click-activism-reach-followers <div class="node-body blog-body">People want to be involved. They want to feel like they are a part of something. Social media is a tool that provides this opportunity with little effort. All they have to do to participate is click “Like,” or “hashtag” something.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/animal-rights-groups-use-faith-outreach-click-activism-reach-followers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/animal-rights-groups-use-faith-outreach-click-activism-reach-followers#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:53:00 +0000 97861 at http://beefmagazine.com Questions about VFD? Let's clear up the confusion http://beefmagazine.com/blog/questions-about-vfd-lets-clear-confusion <div class="node-body blog-body">The big change for BEEF readers will be when the new VFD drug labels go into effect, which is expected to happen during December 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/questions-about-vfd-lets-clear-confusion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/questions-about-vfd-lets-clear-confusion#comments Animal Health Beef Quality Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 04 Jan 2016 19:56:00 +0000 96941 at http://beefmagazine.com Is preconditioning still a no-brainer? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/preconditioning-still-no-brainer <div class="node-body blog-body">In most years, the majority of the dollars made in a preconditioning program are on the very efficient weight gain of the newly weaned calf. Not so in 2015.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/preconditioning-still-no-brainer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/preconditioning-still-no-brainer#comments Nutrition Livestock Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:27:00 +0000 93211 at http://beefmagazine.com What you need to know about the final VFD rule http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-you-need-know-about-final-vfd-rule <div class="node-body blog-body">How you will be able to obtain antibiotics for use in feed and water for food animals is changing. Here's what you need to know about the new VFD guidelines. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-you-need-know-about-final-vfd-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-you-need-know-about-final-vfd-rule#comments Animal Health Livestock Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:28:00 +0000 91791 at http://beefmagazine.com Do new antibiotic regulations challenge herd expansion? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-new-antibiotic-regulations-challenge-herd-expansion <div class="node-body blog-body">The goal in developing the VFD is essentially twofold: to more closely track antibiotic use in food animals, and reduce the amount of antibiotics used in food-animal production.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-new-antibiotic-regulations-challenge-herd-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-new-antibiotic-regulations-challenge-herd-expansion#comments Animal Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:35:00 +0000 90961 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 management steps to boost calf performance & profit http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-management-steps-boost-calf-performance-profit <div class="node-body blog-body">Here are five management practices to consider to up your calf profit this spring.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-management-steps-boost-calf-performance-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-management-steps-boost-calf-performance-profit#comments Animal Health Ranching Nutrition Weaning Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:33:00 +0000 88791 at http://beefmagazine.com