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  • animal welfare & cow-calf health are major beef industry issues
    May 29, 2013
    blog

    Three Beef Industry Challenges That Won’t Go Away Soon

    We’ll not only have to deal with these animal welfare, nutrition and cattle health issues on the farm, but at the regulatory and legislative levels as well. We shouldn’t expect these problems to go away anytime soon, so I strongly encourage beef producers to accept the challenge and face them as only we can do....More
  • May 8, 2013
    video
    Beef

    MicroBeef Technologies Will Introduce Computerized Stethoscope For Cattle 1

    Mark Shaw, MicroBeef Technologies/MWI Veterinary Supply Inc., talks about a revolutionary new digital lung-scoring system called Whisper, a computerized stethoscope that allows targeted treatment of bovine respiratory disease in cattle....More
  • May 7, 2013
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    Three Lessons Learned From Past FMD Outbreaks

    The U.S. can benefit from the misfortunes of other countries as they have dealt with foot and mouth disease. By analyzing what went right and what went wrong, U.S. animal health officials can better plan, prepare and train for a possible outbreak here....More
  • weaning baby calves
    May 5, 2013
    blog

    The Importance Of Weaning And Castration

    I often hear that farmers and ranchers are the nation’s original champions of animal welfare, and I believe it. But, if you’re not weaning and castrating your calves before you sell them, you can’t wear the animal welfare ribbon....More
  • Apr 28, 2013
    video
    Beef

    8 FMD Prevention Tips For Your Ranch

    What if a cattle disease outbreak happened in the U.S.? Is your herd safe? Annette Jones, California state veterinarian, explains some simple biosecurity measures cattlemen can take to ensure their animals remain healthy during a cattle disease outbreak like foot and mouth disease....More
  • Apr 28, 2013
    video
    Beef

    What You Need To Know About Foot & Mouth Disease

    The U.S. has robust safeguards against the incursion of foreign animal diseases and they have been very effective. Annette Jones, California state veterinarian, explains why foot and mouth disease needs to be on your radar....More
  • vet necropsies explain cattle disease
    Mar 22, 2013
    blog

    What Cattle Necropsies Can Tell Us 1

    If you have ever had your vet perform a necropsy, you understand it is detailed work. However, do you know exactly what they are looking for? Mike Apley, DVM, details the step-by-step process of how they determine what cattle disease is infecting your cowherd....More

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