Nov. 19, 2011

Bovine Vet Week-in-Review

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South Dakota cattle need TB tests to enter Wisconsin

Cattle from South Dakota will need to meet tuberculosis testing requirements before entering Wisconsin, following a new discovery of bovine TB there, Wisconsin State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Ehlenfeldt announced today.
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Humans and animals — 'get smart' about antibiotics

CDC designates this week “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” for consumers. What a great time to dovetail prudent-use messages in livestock.
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Residue risk assessment tool

Dairy producers can assess their risk for a violative antibiotic residue in milk and meat by using a new online tool from Pfizer Animal Health. “This assessment is designed to help producers evaluate their management practices that could lead to a higher risk of a residue violation,” says Mike Lormore, DVM, MS, MBA, director, Dairy Technical Services, Pfizer Animal Health. “We hope the individual results of the assessment will serve as a trigger for producers to have a serious conversation with a veterinarian about protocol design and records management, so they can ensure their risk of a violative drug residue is as low as possible.”
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USDA improvements in vaccine licensing

USDA-APHIS to streamline and improve processes including the veterinary biologics licensing process.
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Protein, fat and the transition period

Protein and fat in the prepartum dairy cow diet can influence her postpartum reproductive health.
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Cull cow transport

Cull dairy cows often need to get to a slaughter facility in a timely manner to maintain welfare.
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NEFA and BHB sampling in dairy cows

At last week’s DCRC meeting Daryl Nydam, DVM, PhD, Cornell University, gave tips on NEFA and BHB sampling.
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Practice beyond the chute

Is your beef cattle practice poised to change with the times and the ever-changing beef industry? That’s what Dan Goehl, DVM, Canton Veterinary Clinic LLC, Canton, Mo., asked attendees at the 2011 American Association of Bovine Practitioners meeting in St. Louis. “Right now we’re at a real turning point in the beef industry,” Goehl said. “What can I do in my practice if the beef industry changes like the pork industry did?”
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