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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
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
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
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
What’s the Issue? Many feedlot producers are unaware of the importance of vaccinating their herd to protect them from life threatening diseases. What’s the Impact? Most feedlot steers do not receive adequate colostrum as newborns and therefore are prone to … Continue reading
What’s the Issue? Pneumonia in adult cows has been on the rise over the past few months. What’s the Impact? Pneumonia in adult cows can cause a loss in milk production due to the cow not feeling well and going … Continue reading
Although cattle can suffer from pinkeye during anytime of the year, vaccinating cattle 30 days prior to fly season is key to preventing pinkeye in your herd. Dr. Ernsberger, Professional Services Veterinarian and Tom Klas, Sales Manager talk about pinkeye … Continue reading
ANIMART Sales Manager, Tom Klas, sits down with Dr. Richard Ernsberger to talk about the importance of testing for BVD in your dairy herd.
Q. I’ve been hearing a lot about drug residues lately within the dairy industry. What are some best practices for residue control?
A. As consumers become more critical of the food supply, farmers need to become more critical of their own operations. Residue management is in the hotseat today, and the majority of residue violations in slaughterhouses come from dairy cattle. That means … Continue reading