Dave Sjeklocha, DVM, is operations manager of animal health and welfare for Cattle Empire, LLC, Satanta, KS.

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in Vet's Opinion Sep 15, 2016

Management and antibiotic use go hand in hand

What can we change to better manage our cattle so we can use antibiotics less frequently?....More
in Vet's Opinion Feb 08, 2016

Animal rights groups use faith outreach, click activism to reach followers

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....More
in Vet's Opinion Jul 16, 2015

Do new antibiotic regulations challenge herd expansion?

The goal in developing the VFD is essentially twofold: to more closely track antibiotic use in food animals, and reduce the amount of antibiotics....More
pain management
in Vet's Opinion Dec 02, 2014

Don’t worry about beef’s adversaries; satisfy our consumers

Beef consumers are reasonable; the beef industry's adversaries are not. A beef vet is concerned that while our efforts to inform and improve are....More
lice treatment in cattle
in Vet's Opinion Aug 27, 2014

Battling Lice In Your Cowherd? Here Are Vet-Approved Tips To Control It

Understanding how the two types of lice acquire their nutrients is a primary key to controlling them on cattle....More
in Vet's Opinion Jun 06, 2014

Are You Leaving Money On The Table?

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....More
in Vet's Opinion Mar 09, 2014

The Beef Industry's Ultimate Goal Should Be A Satisfied Consumer

Begin with the end in mind. This is one of the principles Stephen Covey mentions in his “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” This....More
in Vet's Opinion Nov 28, 2013

More Consumers Are Realizing The Dishonesty Of The Animal Rights Industry

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....More
beef vet looks at 50 years of cattle health
in Vet's Opinion Sep 04, 2013

The Application Of Science Has Been A Primary Driver Of Industry Progress

There will always be challenges, but if the last 50 years serve as an example, the U.S. beef industry is up to the task....More
animal welfare & cow-calf health are major beef industry issues
in Vet's Opinion May 29, 2013

Three Beef Industry Challenges That Won’t Go Away Soon

We’ll not only have to deal with these animal welfare, nutrition and cattle health issues on the farm, but at the regulatory and legislative levels....More
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