Health http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6611/more en To Control Parasites In Cattle, It Pays To Think Like A Worm http://beefmagazine.com/parasites/control-parasites-cattle-it-pays-think-worm <div class="field-byline"> By Burt Rutherford, BEEF Senior Editor </div> <div class="field-deck"> While internal parasites are the same the country over, they play the game differently from North to South. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="color: windowtext;"><font size="2"><font face="Times New Roman">&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got the same parasites, but they play the game in a different way.&rdquo; And that, according to Tom Craig, veterinary parasitologist at Texas A&amp;M University, is why cattle producers the country over need to know their worms.<o:p></o:p></font></font></span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/parasites/control-parasites-cattle-it-pays-think-worm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/parasites/control-parasites-cattle-it-pays-think-worm#comments Parasites Tips For Profit Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:07:00 +0000 73201 at http://beefmagazine.com Skipping The Basics Can Carry A Big Bottom-Line Penalty http://beefmagazine.com/blog/skipping-basics-can-carry-big-bottom-line-penalty <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">A breeding soundness exam (BSE) is a fertility exam performed on bulls by a veterinarian; ideally it&rsquo;s performed annually. It consists of three components &ndash; scrotal circumference, a physical exam, and a semen evaluation, and it typically costs between $50 and $150/bull. That&rsquo;s not an insignificant amount of money, but it pales in comparison to the lost revenue of open or late-calving cows.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/skipping-basics-can-carry-big-bottom-line-penalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/skipping-basics-can-carry-big-bottom-line-penalty#comments Cow-Calf Vaccination Parasites Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:33:00 +0000 72781 at http://beefmagazine.com Proactive Communication Is Important To Producers & DVMs http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/proactive-communication-important-producers-dvms <div class="field-byline"> Jay R. Brown, Vetgate Global </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As we move into the second decade of the 21st century, cattlemen increasingly see themselves as “food producers.” Meanwhile, bovine practitioners must, and are, changing their mindset from just treating sick cattle to being proactive purveyors of wellness programs for cattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/proactive-communication-important-producers-dvms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/proactive-communication-important-producers-dvms#comments BEEF Vet Employee Management Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:55:00 +0000 72551 at http://beefmagazine.com Calf Scours: Check for Signs, Offer Treatment http://beefmagazine.com/calving/calf-scours-check-signs-offer-treatment <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cow-calf producers know all too well that proper management and control of disease on the farm or ranch can improve profitability. The same goes for the control of calf scours, which can spread quickly among calves.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/calving/calf-scours-check-signs-offer-treatment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/calving/calf-scours-check-signs-offer-treatment#comments Calving Tips For Profit Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:36:00 +0000 72431 at http://beefmagazine.com 4 Things To Keep In Mind About Calf Scours http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-things-keep-mind-about-calf-scours <div class="node-body blog-body">“Almost no herd goes through a calving season without some scours. In severe out- breaks, the effects of scours in an individual herd can be overwhelming. Illness may occur in 70% of calves born and death may occur in 50%,” says Don Hansen, Oregon State University Extension veterinarian. Here are four things to keep in mind when dealing with calf scours. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-things-keep-mind-about-calf-scours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-things-keep-mind-about-calf-scours#comments Calving Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 72181 at http://beefmagazine.com College Student Takes BEEF Editor To Task Over Antibiotic Resistance Article http://beefmagazine.com/blog/college-student-takes-beef-editor-task-over-antibiotic-resistance-article <div class="node-body blog-body">The issue of antibiotic resistant pathogens is emotional, and particularly so when antibiotic use in animal agriculture is implicated. Antibiotic resistance is exceptionally complex; not only is it not fully understood, it’s difficult to report about. One college student, however, takes a BEEF editor to task over how the magazine handled the antibiotic resistance issue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/college-student-takes-beef-editor-task-over-antibiotic-resistance-article" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/college-student-takes-beef-editor-task-over-antibiotic-resistance-article#comments Ranch & Feedlot Biosecurity Beef Advocacy BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:20:00 +0000 72211 at http://beefmagazine.com What Will The Future Of Preconditioning Look Like? http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/what-will-future-preconditioning-look <div class="field-byline"> By Heather Hamilton Maude </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the future, preconditioning of calves will demand progress in the areas of health, accountability and transparency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/what-will-future-preconditioning-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/what-will-future-preconditioning-look#comments Cow-Calf Beef Quality Stocker/Backgrounders Vaccination Tips For Profit Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:34:00 +0000 71691 at http://beefmagazine.com Extreme Weather Prep: How To Help Your Cowherd Weather A Natural Disaster http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/extreme-weather-prep-how-help-your-cowherd-weather-natural-disaster <div class="field-byline"> By Jennifer Ryan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Veterinarians, cattlemen and extension experts on the front lines of natural disasters share common experiences and techniques that helped cattle weather storms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/extreme-weather-prep-how-help-your-cowherd-weather-natural-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/extreme-weather-prep-how-help-your-cowherd-weather-natural-disaster#comments BEEF Vet Disaster & Drought Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 71301 at http://beefmagazine.com B-PIKE Program Offers Vet Students Real-World Experience In Feedlot & Stocker Cattle http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/b-pike-program-offers-vet-students-real-world-experience-feedlot-stocker-cattle <div class="node-body article-body">The Beef Production Immersive Knowledge Experience offers highly motivated veterinary students a birds-eye view of serving feedlots and stocker producers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/b-pike-program-offers-vet-students-real-world-experience-feedlot-stocker-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/b-pike-program-offers-vet-students-real-world-experience-feedlot-stocker-cattle#comments BEEF Vet Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:37:00 +0000 71291 at http://beefmagazine.com Why Client Success Is The Best Way To Grow Your Beef Veterinarian Business http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/why-client-success-best-way-grow-your-beef-veterinarian-business <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding his clients’ business more completely and helping them manage those businesses beyond traditional animal health made sense to Dr. John Groves. He says he was also blessed with having producers in his practice area way smarter than him.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/why-client-success-best-way-grow-your-beef-veterinarian-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-vet/why-client-success-best-way-grow-your-beef-veterinarian-business#comments BEEF Vet Business Tips For Profit Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:55:00 +0000 71281 at http://beefmagazine.com