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Cold Weather Strategy

(Reviewed: January 20, 2017) We live in the Midwest and Northeast regions of the country for a reason – we can handle the cold, wind and snow Mother Nature throws at us every winter, but what about our cows? They have … Continue reading

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Intranasal Vaccination: Protect your Calves

Intranasal (IN) vaccination of calves for respiratory disease has several advantages. IN vaccines stimulate a stronger local immune response because the modified live microorganisms are delivered directly to the mucosa lining the inner surface of the nose. This mimics a … Continue reading

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Why are Selenium Supplements Important?

Selenium is a trace mineral that is a necessary component for multiple antioxidants and normal immune function. Without selenium, antioxidants function poorly, thus leading to cellular damage throughout the body. Rapidly-growing cells, such as muscle and immune system cells, are … Continue reading

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Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)?

What is the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)? The FDA recently released updated guidelines that will go into effect in spring 2017. The FDA asked all drug companies to voluntarily remove the growth promotion labels from their antibiotic products. All of … Continue reading

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Clostridium Perfringenes Type A

What’s the Issue? Clostridium perfringenes type A overgrowth in the abomasum and/or small intestine. Mycotoxicosis (feed sources) in mature cows and inconsistent feeding practices for calves are believed to play a role. What’s the Impact? Results in clinical diseases such … Continue reading

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Over-Crowding of Milking Cows

Over-crowding of Milking Cows What’s the Issue? Over-crowding of milking cows is common on dairy farms, especially during times of good milk prices Youngstock (replacement animal) facilities often are over-crowded because cow numbers have increased (new milking cow barn built) … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (July 15-20): Fly Season Brings Pinkeye

Fly Season Brings Pinkeye What’s the issue? When flies are in season, so are Pinkeye infections. What’s the impact? Flies are the main transmitter of Pinkeye in cattle. Pinkeye is painful and spreads rapidly amongst your herd. If the infection … Continue reading

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Is a larvicide right for your operation?

Have you ever wondered if a larvicide fed to your animals would be right for your operation? Let us explain what it is, how it works and what feed additive larvicide product is carried at ANIMART. What is a larvicide? … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (May 20-25): Importance of a Good Vaccination Program

Importance of a Good Vaccination Program What’s the issue? Some producers are not using a thorough vaccination program or following labeled directions regarding proper administration of vaccine products. This has the potential to cause issues in your herd in adult cows … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (March 31-April 6): Ketosis

What’s the issue? In many high-producing herds, ketosis may occur fairly early in lactation, often during the first two weeks after calving.  Today’s cows often are producing so much milk early in lactation that they cannot eat enough to meet … Continue reading

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