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Fluids for IV Use

In the age of residue avoidance, it is extremely important to monitor everything that goes into your calves and cows. Reading the labels on products should become standard procedure, even if you have been using the product for years and … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Complications of Foot Rot

What is foot rot? Foot rot, hoof rot or “foul-in-the-foot” are commonly used terms for an infection that affects the skin between the claws in adult cattle Injury of the interdigital skin allows entry of the bacterium Fusobacterium necrophorum, which … 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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Q: What can happen if I have a positive meat residue screening?

A: Not all carcass residue testing is random— some is mandatory.  If the inspector sees signs of mastitis, metritis, peritonitis/surgery, injection sites and/or pneumonia, that carcass will be further examined for positive meat residue results. Unfortunately, there are certain consequences … Continue reading

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Q. What tips can you give for writing vaccination protocols for my operation? We want to keep it very user-friendly.

A.  It’s important to realize with this question that there are not really any “cookbook” vaccine programs.  The best program is the one that gets done consistently and fits your operation.   However, here are a few things to think about when … Continue reading

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