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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Dec 20, 2012

Individual Death Loss Can Be A Tip To Bigger Problem

In a lot of periodicals, this title would require reading the article for clarification. But a majority of BEEF readers probably guessed I’m....More
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Aug 16, 2012

Watch Out For Toxic Algae Blooms In Stock Ponds

Your veterinarian can help you find more resources on this potential threat to your herd, including getting in touch with a toxicologist to aid in....More
Jan 26, 2012

Cephalosporins Aren’t Withdrawn From The Market

FDA’s Center forVeterinary Medicine (CVM) released a final rule in early January prohibiting some extralabel uses of cephalosporins in food....More
Oct 21, 2011

Nitrate Accumulation In Plants Is A Matter Of Many Factors

Drought has made it a very rough year for many herds in the U.S. In the midst of this scramble for forage in drought areas, we need to be careful....More
Aug 01, 2011

Food Safety: What Is An Acceptable Risk?

Perceptions of risk will be responsible for deciding the future structure of the cattle industry and the availability of the tools we have to....More
Mar 10, 2011

10 Steps To A Violative Residue

The dairy industry has recently been in the news due to drug residues in cull cows and bob veal calves. I should say “some” of the dairy industry has....More
Jan 06, 2011

New Generation Of Agriculturalists Will Serve Industry Well

It would be awfully easy today to immerse ourselves in a negative spiral induced by a doom-and-gloom outlook on agriculture. There are some places to....More
Oct 06, 2010

There Are No Cure-All Health Products

Sometimes I get to see some interesting things being tried in cattle. And, while there have been some significant advances in products we put through....More
May 01, 2010

Veterinary Oversight Of More Animal-Health Products Is Inevitable

On March 29, the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine solicited comments related to Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) drugs....More
Feb 01, 2010

We Still Need You

In past columns we've established some points about the debate regarding the use of antibiotics in food animals, the anti-agriculture agenda of the....More
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