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  • vet necropsies explain cattle disease
    Mar 22, 2013

    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
  • cattle disease and antibiotic resistance
    Feb 25, 2013

    Antimicrobial Resistance Needs A Team Solution 2

    A friend recently became ill while away from home and went to the local hospital for treatment. When the attending physician learned my friend was involved in beef production, he said, “You agriculture guys use 80% of all antibiotics. No wonder we have so much resistance!” My friend was dumbstruck....More
  • calving season
    Jan 23, 2013

    Environment Is Critical In Preventing Neonatal Calf Disease

    We’ve all heard the old adage that “the three most important things about real estate are location, location, location.” If I could propose a new quote on neonatal calf disease, it would be: “The three most important things about prevention of neonatal calf disease are environment, environment, environment.”...More
  • Jan 21, 2013

    Farm Kids Are Healthy 14

    I don’t know if we were healthier because of it, but we certainly were exposed to more germs on the farm, undoubtedly toughening up our immune systems. For instance, there's a nasty flu bug currently rampaging across the country, but some folks are noticing that it's a bigger issue in urban areas. Is that due to heightened rural immunity, fewer numbers, or both?...More
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