By: Heather Smith Thomas
Lice are a common winter problem. All lice cause discomfort and itching, and sucking lice rob essential nutrients when cattle need it most—in cold weather. Animals carrying a heavy population of sucking lice may become anemic,… 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
By: Terri Queck-Matzie
Controlling internal parasites in cattle is serious business. A variety of products are available – in a variety of forms. Choosing the right solution for your operation can be challenging.
Dr. Sonja Swiger, Livestock Veterinary Entomologist with… Continue reading
By: John George, Agricultural Engineering Associates
Let’s consider the “WHY” first! Earthen lagoons are commonly used for manure/wastewater storage/treatment. While true “zero” seepage is not possible with simple earthen lagoons, decades of experience has proven that most soils in their… Continue reading
As cattle navigate across pastures or fields, frozen ground or muddy conditions due to winter precipitation can set in motion the opportunity for injury or infections in the foot. Identifying affected cattle, as well as determining the cause and best… Continue reading
By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
Summer time often brings a few infectious ailments to beef cows. Common problems include eye infections and foot rot. Treatment of affected cows will often involve the use of antibiotics. … Continue reading