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 Battling Lice In Your Cowherd? Here Are Vet-Approved Tips To Control It http://beefmagazine.com/blog/battling-lice-your-cowherd-here-are-vet-approved-tips-control-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Understanding how the two types of lice acquire their nutrients is a primary key to controlling them on cattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/battling-lice-your-cowherd-here-are-vet-approved-tips-control-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/battling-lice-your-cowherd-here-are-vet-approved-tips-control-it#comments Sectors Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:52:00 +0000 78981 at http://beefmagazine.com 2014 Is A Year To Boost Calf Sale Weights http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-year-boost-calf-sale-weights <div class="node-body blog-body"> High calf prices and relatively low feed prices make 2014 a year to seriously consider adding pounds and profit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-year-boost-calf-sale-weights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-year-boost-calf-sale-weights#comments Cow-Calf Stocker/Backgrounders Cattle Marketing Business Health Tips For Profit Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 77811 at http://beefmagazine.com Producers Should Get Ready For Effects of Veterinary Feed Directive http://beefmagazine.com/blog/producers-should-get-ready-effects-veterinary-feed-directive <div class="node-body blog-body">What a new VFD will look like is still being determined. One proposed change is that the definition of veterinary oversight lies with the local jurisdictions (states). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/producers-should-get-ready-effects-veterinary-feed-directive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/producers-should-get-ready-effects-veterinary-feed-directive#comments Regulation Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 76751 at http://beefmagazine.com Are You Leaving Money On The Table? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-leaving-money-table <div class="node-body blog-body">Implanted calves will provide an extra 15-30 lbs. in weaning weight. This will add up fast in today’s feeder-calf market. At $2/lb., this results in an extra $30-$60/head. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-leaving-money-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-leaving-money-table#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 75671 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 Essential Steps For Fly Control On Cattle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-essential-steps-fly-control-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body">You can’t eliminate fly problems, but you can lessen their negative impact. Here are five easy-to-implement tips from BEEF veterinarian, W. Mark Hilton. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-essential-steps-fly-control-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-essential-steps-fly-control-cattle#comments Parasites Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 29 Apr 2014 01:04:00 +0000 74421 at http://beefmagazine.com Consumers Hear Only Half The Story On Food-Borne Illness http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness <div class="node-body blog-body">When activist groups and media sensationalize food-bone illness outbreaks without providing the context of the overwhelming safety of the U.S. food supply, they do a disservice to consumers, government and industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:08:00 +0000 72841 at http://beefmagazine.com The Beef Industry's Ultimate Goal Should Be A Satisfied Consumer http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industrys-ultimate-goal-should-be-satisfied-consumer <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Begin with the end in mind. This is one of the principles Stephen Covey mentions in his &ldquo;Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.&rdquo; This &ldquo;habit&rdquo; can be defined and applied in several different ways, but it basically means that before starting a project, you should determine your ultimate goal and remain focused on that goal.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industrys-ultimate-goal-should-be-satisfied-consumer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industrys-ultimate-goal-should-be-satisfied-consumer#comments Beef Quality Tips For Profit Vet&#039;s Opinion Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:21:00 +0000 72141 at http://beefmagazine.com Success Comes When Livestock Producers & Their DVMs Are Partners http://beefmagazine.com/blog/success-comes-when-livestock-producers-their-dvms-are-partners <div class="node-body blog-body">The result of a veterinarian and client working together will go far toward attaining the ultimate goal of a win-win relationship.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/success-comes-when-livestock-producers-their-dvms-are-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/success-comes-when-livestock-producers-their-dvms-are-partners#comments Cattle Industry Structure Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:46:00 +0000 70281 at http://beefmagazine.com Make Sure You’re Using Antibiotics In A Legal Manner http://beefmagazine.com/blog/make-sure-you-re-using-antibiotics-legal-manner <div class="node-body blog-body">If you’re told that some of our drug and animal health regulations don’t need to be followed, you’re getting bad advice. If you take that advice, you’re breaking the law.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/make-sure-you-re-using-antibiotics-legal-manner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/make-sure-you-re-using-antibiotics-legal-manner#comments Cattle Industry Structure Beef Quality Health Beef Safety Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:02:00 +0000 69591 at http://beefmagazine.com More Consumers Are Realizing The Dishonesty Of The Animal Rights Industry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/more-consumers-are-realizing-dishonesty-animal-rights-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">People don’t like to be lied to, duped or manipulated. In the past few years, many people have learned that the animal rights organization they were supporting wasn’t what it represented itself to be.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/more-consumers-are-realizing-dishonesty-animal-rights-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/more-consumers-are-realizing-dishonesty-animal-rights-industry#comments Business Animal Activists Tips For Profit Vet&#039;s Opinion Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:24:00 +0000 68611 at http://beefmagazine.com