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Common Causative Agents of Calf Scours

Common causative agents of calf scours can be broken down into three groups; viral, bacterial and parasites. All of these agents are contracted orally and cause calf scours in the first month. Definitive diagnosis by fecal float, bacterial culture, and … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Calf Scours Prevention

Prevention of calf scours can be difficult. The absorption of the antibodies from good quality colostrum is the first line of defense and the foundation which other factors depend upon. Sanitation is the other means to prevent scours. Ideally, both … Continue reading

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Professional Services Veterinarians: Issue of the Week (Jan. 21-Jan. 25)

Breeding Programs & Pregnancy Checks What’s the issue? There are many different options to use for breeding your cows/heifers and also different methods to confirm pregnancy. This issue is how to know which one is best for your operation. What’s … Continue reading

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Mastitis: To Treat or Not to Treat?

At PDPW’s Annual Business Conference, Dr. Pam Ruegg spoke on the present challenges against mastitis pathogens, which are vastly different from those 25 years ago. Increasing pathogen diversity changes the criteria for treatments and control programs. Ruegg conducted a study … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Mastitis

“Mastitis is really a simple disease,” Dr. Pamela Ruegg stated during her breakout session at PDPW’s Annual Business Conference. “Mastitis is simply a bacterial infection of the udder. It should be really easy to control; all you have to do … Continue reading

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