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

Aug 01, 2009

Fix the problem

Warning: If you're 100% satisfied with the health of your calves from weaning to slaughter, and 100% satisfied with the price you receive for them,....More
when you should castrate beef calves
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
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
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
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

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