Lice on Cattle
Lice on Cattle
They are tiny little creatures but they can have a big impact on your bottom line. Lice are a common problem on cattle. Often, springtime shows up, and soon after the warm weather comes, ranchers notice that their cattle ...
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Cattle Breeds: Jersey Cows
Cattle Breeds: Jersey Cows
Jersey cows are one of the most appealing breeds in the cow world. They have a delicate, refined face with lovely, wide brown eyes. Jersey cows have typically feminine facial features with a distinctive, tipped-up black n ...
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Calf Health-Navel Ill and Joint Ill
Calf Health-Navel Ill and Joint Ill
Navel ill occurs when bacteria invade the umbilical cord of a newborn calf. This malady can be prevented by using clean calving practices and dipping the navel in a disinfectant solution. However, sometimes, despite all o ...
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Calf Health-The Prevention of Navel Ill
Calf Health-The Prevention of Navel Ill
Navel ill occurs when bacteria find their way into the body of a calf through the broken, wet umbilical cord. At its outset, this infection is not too serious, at first causing a bit of lethargy in the calf. However, if n ...
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Calf Health-Navel Ill: The Early Stages
Calf Health-Navel Ill: The Early Stages
The umbilical cord was once the lifeline for a new calf. Veins and arteries transported life sustaining energy and fluids to the calf from the mother's body, and waste was carried away. However, during the birthing proces ...
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Double-Muscling in Cattle
Double-Muscling in Cattle
If you've ever seen a picture of Belgian Blue or Piedmontese cattle, you probably were shocked and thought it was a photo demonstrating genetic engineering gone terribly wrong. However, these two breeds of cattle are not ...
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Johnes Disease-Testing and Safe Practices
Johnes Disease-Testing and Safe Practices
Johnes disease can cost beef and dairy producers thousands of dollars each year. Not only do Johnes infected cows give less milk, but they also must be culled if the infection is found. Replacement heifers that test posit ...
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Johnes Disease-Stages of Illness
Johnes Disease-Stages of Illness
One disease that can severely impair the production of your beef or dairy herd is Johnes Disease. This disease is a bacterial infection that affects the intestinal linings of infected animals. Johnes is an illness that ca ...
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Low-Stress Cattle Handling Techniques
Low-Stress Cattle Handling Techniques
It's spring. For our family, this means that we have a few beef cattle chores to take care of. We have to pregnancy check our mature cows, give some shots, worm the animals, and in general, make a thorough health evaluat ...
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Tips for Improving Your Beef Herd-Culling Cows
Tips for Improving Your Beef Herd-Culling Cows
If you want a better beef herd, you can't keep just any old cow. Culling cows will greatly increase the efficiency of your herd because you can replace a poorly performing cow with a better cow.There are several criteria ...
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