By: Troy Walz, Nebraska Extension Educator
Colostrum, or first milk produced by the mother after birth, is high in nutrients and antibodies. A newborn calf lacks disease protection because antibodies do not pass across the cow’s placenta to the fetus’… Continue reading
DULUTH, Georgia (Mar. 31, 2017) — April is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness month, and cattle should not be left out of the conversation. Trichomoniasis, or trich, is a costly STD that can quickly spread during breeding season, reducing… Continue reading
Vaccinating calves against disease is one management practice that can improve calf health and help avoid financial losses in the future. However, simply vaccinating your calves is not enough to ensure immunization. Follow correct storage, handling and administration practices in… Continue reading
MANHATTAN, Kan. – A new disease, bacterial leaf streak, has made its way into corn crops throughout the heartland. It’s so new to the United States that it is unclear whether it will pose a threat to this year’s yields,… Continue reading
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri (September 2, 2016) — Reproductive health complications can be devastating to both cow/calf producers’ herds and their bottom lines. Trichomoniasis, commonly known as trich, can deal some of the most significant of those blows.
Trich is a… Continue reading
Respiratory disease can affect calves of any age. Most of the bacterial pathogens that cause pneumonia are already present in the calf’s upper respiratory tract. They become a problem in the lungs only when immune defenses are compromised, such as… Continue reading