Category Archives: Animal Health

Wintering Calves With Their Mamas Means Healthier Calves

By Heather Smith Thomas By calving later in the spring and wintering those calves with their mothers, three North Dakota producers say they develop healthier, heavier calves at less cost. Many stockmen are calving later in the year: April, May … Continue reading

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Bison killing to go on despite lack of proof

There has never been a documented case of Yellowstone bison transmitting the bovine disease brucellosis to domestic cattle… “Asking the right questions means making sure the right people with the right expertise and appropriate background are on the review panel.” It … Continue reading

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Talk, tweet and shout about antibiotics for food animals: We’ve sat back long enough

by Debbie Furber via the Canadian Cattlemen. Dr. Leigh Rosengren feels consumers need to hear an important message from producers when it comes to antibiotic resistance Photo: Supplied Sickness happens. When animals get sick they need treatment every bit as … Continue reading

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Can twine kill a cow?

Unless the animal is cut open to determine the cause of death, many producers never know what happened by Heather Smith Thomas <!– Posted –>  via the Canadian Cattlemen In cows that died, Campbell says the rumens were very large and … Continue reading

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Ear tags for early disease detection in cattle

New sensor system for early detection of respiratory disease in feedlot cattle shows promise by Debbie Furber in Beef Cattle An ear tag sensor system developed and validated for heat detection and health monitoring in the dairy industry by Agis … Continue reading

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Do GMO Feeds Harm Livestock?

“I believe that information in this peer-reviewed article is essential for open-minded discussions of GE feeds and foods, and we have made this information freely available to the public,” Lewis says. All I was able to get at the Journal … Continue reading

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Antibiotic Use in Cattle 101

via Facts About Beef Myth: Big beef uses antibiotics without regard for animal welfare or human health. Facts: Antibiotics are just one tool beef farmers and ranchers use to keep cattle healthy by treating and preventing the spread of illness. … Continue reading

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PETA video relied on fear-mongering tactics

A couple of things need to be noted. First, the PETA ilk do not give two hoots in hell about cruelty to animals. Their sole focus and mission is politics. Second, they have no respect for private property. What this … Continue reading

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When to Castrate Calves Could Affect Weight Later On

by Stacy Campbell for Ohio State University Extension via Beef Time always is a precious commodity, not to mention having the necessary labor available to work cattle before taking cow-calf pairs to pasture. In the case of castrating bull calves, … Continue reading

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Cows Witnessing Wolf Attacks Suffer Symptoms Similar to PTSD | Beef Today

Once you think you’ve heard it all… jtl Cows Witnessing Wolf Attacks Suffer Symptoms Similar to PTSD | Beef Today.

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