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The prevalence of Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) has remained constant over time, despite ongoing vaccinations to control the virus. What has changed is prevalence of the BVD strains responsible for infection. Strain 1a, which used to be the most prevalent found in BVD infections, has declined steadily for two decades. During the same period of time, the prevalence of BVD infections with strain 1b has increased 50%, according to Brad Williams, DVM, MBA at Elanco Animal Health. Until the recent introduction of Viralign 6 from Elanco Animal Health, no commercially available modified live vaccine for BVD contained strain 1b.

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    • Oct 14, 2013
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      BVD Management for Stockers and Feeders

      The prevalence of Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) has remained constant over time, despite ongoing vaccinations to control the virus. What has changed is prevalence of the BVD strains responsible for infection. Strain 1a, which used to be the most prevalent found in BVD infections, has declined steadily for two decades. During the same period of time, the prevalence of BVD infections with strain 1b has increased 50%, according to Brad Williams, DVM, MBA at Elanco Animal Health....More
    • Oct 14, 2013
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      Why BVD Matters To Stocker Operators & Cattle Feeders 1

      Losses from Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD)—considered by many to be the mostly costly virus in cattle--begin with abortions and late pregnancies in the cow-calf herd. BVD also impairs immune function, meaning the virus extends its economic thievery to feedlots and stocker pastures....More
    • Sep 25, 2013
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      Increase Forage Value Continues To Offer More Stocker Opportunity

      The higher stocker value of gain opens up more opportunity in terms of the range of beginning weights, length of ownership, range of market weights and stocker programs utilized....More
    • Sep 25, 2013
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      Leveraging Gross Margin With Cost-Effective Gain

      As much as calf and feeder prices have changed the last several years, Stan Bevers, extension agricultural economist with Texas AgriLife, explains the gross margin remains fairly static. How that margin is utilized to get more gain from cattle remains the choice each producer makes....More
    • Sep 25, 2013
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      Increased Stocker Value Of Gain Puts More Emphasis On Cattle Performance

      Derrell Peel, extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, points out increased stocker value of gain places more value potential on cattle performance....More
    • Nov 12, 2012
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      For Haskell Feeders, Animal Husbandry Pays

      Slower is faster at Haskell Feeders. Understanding cattle behavior and utlilizing low-stress handling cattle stay healthier and respond quicker when they are treated....More
    • High-risk cattle at Haskell Feeders
      Nov 12, 2012
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      When Running High-Risk Calves, The Basics Matter

      Rest, clean water and quality hay are keys to receiving management at Haskell Feeders. Providing hay for the first seven days also helps them bunk-break the calves and stimulate the rumen faster....More
    • Sep 4, 2012
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      Pulmotil - What You Need To Know About The Veterinary Feed Directive

      Elanco's Brad Nicholson explains what producers need to know about the veterinary feed directive required to use Pulmotil®. Pulmotil is a new feed additive from Elanco Animal Health that is labeled for the control of BRD....More
    • Sep 4, 2012
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      How To Get Pulmotil - Basics Of A Veterinary Feed Directive

      Pulmotil®, Elanco's new feed additive labeled for the control of BRD, requires a veterinary feed directive. What does this mean and how do you go about getting it? Brad Nicholson from Elanco Animal Health explains....More
    • Apr 19, 2012
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      STOCKER Spot | Doug Hufstedler

      Doug Hufstedler of Elanco Animal Health explains Rumensin reamains a dependable, cost-effective way to add pounds for pennies....More
    • Mar 8, 2012
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      Heifer International - The Future We Raise Together

      Heifer International and Elanco Animal Health's ongoing partnership continues to impact farmers across the world. Heifer International's Marlene New explains the latest Elanco click-through intiative and the long-reaching impact of the Heifer program....More
    • Sep 8, 2011
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      Returns From Rumensin Are 'Phenomenal'

      Rich Porter of Porter Cattle Co. at Reading, KS says the returns from including Rumensin in his stocker and fed cattle rations are so 'phenomena' that using it is a no-brainer....More
    • Sep 8, 2011
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      Rich Porter on Rumensin® Benefits

      Rich Porter of Porter Cattle Co. at Reading, KS describes how and why he uses Rumensin in each phase of his stocker-to-finish operation....More
    • Apr 6, 2011
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      Component With Tylan

      Ken Blue, DVM, Elanco Animal Health Technical Consultant, explains the advantages of Component® with Tylan®, one of the leading stocker implants...More
    • Apr 6, 2011
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      Finding The Right Implant Program

      Ken Blue, DVM, Elanco Animal Health Technical Consultant, discusses how proper implant technique can increase stocker opportunity...More
    • Apr 6, 2011
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      West Farms Stocker Operation

      John West of West Farms at Centerville, TN explains his stocker operation, which includes buying calves locally to blend with those from his own cowherd to grow and market at feeder-weights....More
    • Apr 6, 2011
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      StandGuard Advantages

      Doug Hufstedler, PhD, Elanco Technical Consultant, shares helpful StandGuard® application and use tips for stocker operations...More
    • Apr 6, 2011
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      Fritsch Cattle Company

      Gary Fritsch and his son, Ryan, of Fritsch Cattle Company at Willow Springs, TX describe their stocker operation, which revolves around buying holes...More
    • Apr 6, 2011
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      Fly & Lice Control

      Doug Hufstedler, PhD, Elanco Animal Health Technical Consultant, says one way many producers can control horn flies more effectively is by having a game plan and getting a quicker start...More
    • Mar 19, 2012
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      Elanco Addresses World Hunger With Heifer International Partnership

      Ted McKinney, Elanco Animal Health's Director of Global Corporate Affairs, discusses the importance of the cattle industry to be engaged in addressing the global hunger problem. One easy way to address this issue is the latest click-through intiative between Elanco Animal Health and Heifer International....More
    • Apr 19, 2012
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      Trever & Lance Mason, Northwest Cattle Feeders & Northwest Stockyards

      Weight is key in all that the Mason family does in their growyard-Northwest Cattle Feeders- their stocker operation and their sale barn-Northwest Stockyards at Enid, OK. That's one reason they use Rumensin and Component with Tylan....More
    • Sep 4, 2012
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      Pulmotil® - A Feed Additive For The Control Of BRD

      Pulmotil provides 14 days of sustained BRD in-feed therapy for groups of cattle in the early stages of an outbreak, thereby reducing handling stress. Brad Nicholson, Elanco marketing director, breaks down the basics of the new feed additive in this video....More
    • Carson Horner, Haskell Feeders
      Nov 12, 2012
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      Metaphylaxis Plays A Major Role At Haskell Feeders

      Metaplylaxis helps Haskell Feeders get cattle straightened out and on feed sooner. Dosing to the individual weight saves money and increases efficacy....More
  • Articles

    • Oct 9, 2013
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      USDA Approves First Combination MLV Vaccine To Provide Targeted Protection Against BVD 1b

      Research shows 1b now the most predominant BVD virus strain.
    • Feb 25, 2013
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      Web-Based Veterinary Feed Directives Tool Available For Use With Pulmotil® (tilmicosin) In Cattle

      Now veterinarians can issue Veterinary Feed Directives (VFD) electronically.
    • Jun 5, 2012
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      New Package Offers More Parasite Control Options For Beef Producers

      StandGuard® Pour-on now available in larger size. A single bottle of the new size can treat 450 cattle weighing less than 600 lbs or 300 cattle greater than 600 lbs with a single application.
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