Tag Archives: animal health

Check the quality of the water

Keeping good fresh and clean water in available to them at all times…seems like a no-brainer to me. — jtl Photo: by Roy Lewis via Canadian Cattlemen Close attention to water quality can result in far better gains and health … Continue reading

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Fly control methods for spring grazing cattle

Personally, I use Spalding Labs’ Fly Predators around the horse barn and have had good results. It works like this: They determine for how many months you will need to receive predator larva from your zip code. Then once a … Continue reading

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10 tips for keeping first-calf heifers in tip-top shape

By  Amanda Radke in BEEF Daily First-calf heifers require special management to maintain body condition score, grow a healthy calf, and breed back. Here are 10 tips for keeping first-calf heifers in tip-top shape. Calving season is underway for many ranchers. In … Continue reading

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Do You Know Poop? How to Properly Evaluate Manure

The common cow pie can tell you a lot if you are willing to “listen.” Via High Pro Feeds One question that I get from cattle producers this time of the year is, “How good is this grass we have … Continue reading

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Canada Confirms Case of Mad Cow Disease

by David Ljunggren  via NorthernAg.net OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada, a major exporter of beef, said on Friday it had found a case of mad cow disease in a beef cow in the province of Alberta, the first in the country since … Continue reading

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No More Poison – Life Without De-Wormers

By Joe Camp via The Soul of a Horse When we began this journey with horses, now a whopping eight years ago, we were told to de-worm our horses regularly. Some said every six weeks. Every horse. “Isn’t that stuff … Continue reading

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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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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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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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