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Preventing Flies with Larvicides

What’s the Issue? Flies that reach adulthood only make-up a small percentage of the entire fly population Waiting to control flies until after they become an issue increases costs and lowers effectiveness of treatment Most fly control solutions only target … 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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Issue of the Week (June 17-22): Retained Placentas & Impact on Lactation

Retained Placentas & Impact on Lactation What’s the issue? Failure to expel afterbirth 48 hours after calving can have a long term effect on how well cows do in their lactation. What’s the impact? Common issues that can occur from … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (June 3-8): Dry Cow Treatments & Bulk Culture Results

Dry Cow Treatments & Bulk Culture Results  What’s the issue? Many producers do not utilize their bulk tank culture results to their fullest potential when selecting a dry cow treatment. Not all dry cow treatments treat the same bacteria, so … 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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Calf Vaccines and Scouring Aids

There are several products available, to be given directly to the calf, that supply antibodies against bacteria, viruses and toxins. First Defense™ boluses by Immucel, offers protection against E. coli and coronavirus. Calf Guard™ by Pfizer, a modified live vaccine … Continue reading

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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 Identification

Calf scours can be a devastating disease; it can hit hard and infect numerous animals, create large treatment costs and have a prolonged impact on animal health and performance. Calves are extremely susceptible to scours in the first month of … Continue reading

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