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Nov 01, 2008

Timing is everything

Why do we vaccinate cattle? Of course, the reason is to attempt to prevent disease. However, if our timing is wrong, we can actually make the....More
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Sep 01, 2008

8 Biosecurity Tips For Your Cowherd

Understanding why and how cattle disease occur can help avoid sickness in your herd. Here are 8 tips to help keep your cowherd safe and implement a....More
Aug 01, 2008

What is a premium?

As a veterinarian, clients frequently ask me: Can I get a premium for my preconditioned calves? I always respond with: What is a premium? Premiums can....More
Jun 01, 2008

Preventing pasture bloat

Pasture bloat is primarily a disease of cattle that graze pastures where legumes make up greater than 50% of the total forage. You may hear pasture....More
Mar 01, 2008

Planning for successful breeding

What tasks need to be done to help assure a successful breeding season this year? Let’s start with the bulls. Nationally, about 10% of all bulls fail....More
Feb 01, 2008

Dangerous perceptions

Several years ago, McDonald's quit using foam packaging and switched to using paper and cardboard for wrapping its food products. The fast-food giant....More
Jan 01, 2008

The future of pain

I can guarantee you that many in the 98% of society with no direct ties to agriculture see prevention or treatment of pain in farm animals as a moral....More
Oct 01, 2007

The correct advice

In regard to veterinarian Dave Sjeklocha's September issue column, is the word, (p. 16) there is no question. This includes optimizing performance....More
Sep 01, 2007

Optimize is the word

I've never cared for the phrase maximum performance when it comes to production agriculture. Maximum means the best or greatest possible with no....More
Aug 01, 2007

About to tip over

We've all misread a few trends in life, some of which evolved into forces that drastically changed lives and entire industries. Thirty years ago, who....More
Contributors

Dave Sjeklocha

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

Mike Apley

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