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

Posts by Dave Sjeklocha

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
cattle disease and antibiotic resistance
in Vet's Opinion Feb 25, 2013

Antimicrobial Resistance Needs A Team Solution

A friend recently became ill while away from home and went to the local hospital for treatment. When the attending physician learned my friend was....More
Beef Producer Using Antibiotics On Calf
in Vet's Opinion Oct 19, 2012

A “What If” Question On Antibiotics

Consumers Union is recommending that all supermarkets move toward offering only meat and poultry raised without antibiotics. But broad, sweeping....More
in Vet's Opinion Jul 11, 2012

Egg Producers Acquiescence To HSUS Is Worrisome

The science of animal welfare is ever-evolving. That’s why a federally legislated approach to animal well being, such as that pushed by United Egg....More
in Vet's Opinion Mar 28, 2012

Pain Management Is An Issue Industry Must Continue To Address

What products do we have that are labeled for analgesia (pain control) in food animals? The answer is none. It isn’t that scientists aren....More

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