Mike Apley

Kansas State University

Mike Apley, DVM, PhD, is a professor in clinical sciences at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

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Aug 03, 2015

What you need to know about the final VFD rule

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....More
Mar 30, 2015

A pickup in the ditch says everything about the rural lifestyle

Anyone who has experienced serious injury or illness in a loved one can appreciate the highs and lows, and how dark things can be in the middle of it....More
Jan 06, 2015

A 100-year-old knife has modern-day lessons

Technologies contributing to efficiency in modern agricultural production continue to evolve, with the result being that less than 2% of Americans....More
diagnosing cattle disease
Oct 10, 2014

Bovine Lymphosarcoma: Few Cows Show Clinical Signs Of Cattle Disease

There are multiple forms of bovine lymphoma/lymphosarcoma (different names, same disease). The forms are classified by age of onset, location of the....More
veterinary feed directive
Jul 01, 2014

Producers Should Get Ready For Effects of Veterinary Feed Directive

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....More
Mar 25, 2014

Consumers Hear Only Half The Story On Food-Borne Illness

When activist groups and media sensationalize food-bone illness outbreaks without providing the context of the overwhelming safety of the U.S. food....More
Dec 30, 2013

Make Sure You’re Using Antibiotics In A Legal Manner

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....More
calf health and BRD
Sep 30, 2013

Pay Attention To Animal Treatment Outcomes

When dealing with cattle disease, poor treatment response isn’t always due to antibiotic resistance, and switching antibiotics or getting more exotic....More
withdrawal guidelines for food animal drugs
Jun 25, 2013

A Guide To Understanding Animal Drug Withdrawal Times

The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) sets slaughter withdrawal times for approved food animal drugs. Let’s discuss the work that goes into....More
vet necropsies explain cattle disease
Mar 22, 2013

What Cattle Necropsies Can Tell Us

If you have ever had your vet perform a necropsy, you understand it is detailed work. However, do you know exactly what they are looking for? Mike....More
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