W. Mark Hilton

Purdue University

W. Mark Hilton, DVM, is a clinical professor of beef production medicine in the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN.

Posts by W. Mark Hilton

when you should castrate beef calves
in Vet's Opinion Apr 01, 2009

When To Castrate Beef Calves

Virtually every study indicates a bull calf will outweigh a non-implanted steer calf at weaning. But what happens if we castrate that bull at weaning....More
in Vet's Opinion Jan 01, 2009

Livestock stewardship

Ask a dozen people the definition of and you will likely hear subtle differences among their responses. If you're a beef producer, a person who....More
ranch biosecurity tips
in Vet's Opinion 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
in Vet's Opinion 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
in Vet's Opinion 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

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