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

how to prevent calf disease during calving
in Vet's Opinion Mar 01, 2010

Calving Advice: 8 Ways To Prevent Calf Diseases

Prevention of a calf disease can mean a much more successful year for your cattle business. Here are some tips to help ensure success during your....More
in Vet's Opinion Nov 01, 2009

No silver bullet

I think I can speak for all the Vet's Opinion authors in saying that we enjoy feedback on our columns, particularly when a correspondent gives us more....More
in Vet's Opinion 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
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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