Vaccine handling tips

The disease-preventing value of vaccines can be lost if the products are not handled correctly. The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association provides a comprehensive list of tips to preserve the quality and integrity of vaccine products. FULL STORY »

Sick calf protocols

University of Wisconsin professor of veterinary medicine Sheila McGuirk provides a comprehensive, online document to help asses when calves need treatment, and what those treatments should be. FULL STORY »

Keep ahead of heifer mastitis

While often an overlooked aspect of heifer health, mastitis can be a make-or-break proposition for new animals entering the milking string. Here is some advice on pre-freshening mastitis treatment and other preventative measures. FULL STORY »

Six simple tips for sanitation to boost calf health

Just like the milking parlor, sanitation of calf-feeding equipment should be a daily practice to minimize the spread of disease FULL STORY »

How to minimize the impact of dystocia on newborn calves

Experiencing a difficult birth sets calves back the minute they hit the ground. Researchers in Colorado have identified ways to help dystocia calves recover and thrive. FULL STORY »

Questions a dairy farmer should ask his or her veterinarian

How can you get the most out of your relationship with your herd veterinarian? Ohio dairy veterinary practitioner Fred Gingrich offers his advice. FULL STORY »

Injection basics: First do no harm

New York veterinarian Mark Thomas offers advice on managing the products and procedures used to administer injectable vaccines and medications. FULL STORY »

Cool is the rule for vaccine handling

A vaccine program is only as effective as your dairy’s storage and handling protocols. FULL STORY »

Keys to minimizing respiratory disease on calf ranches

Preventing respiratory disease in young calves requires effectively covering a number of bases, according to the experts at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. FULL STORY »

Calves with Sam: Weak link in treating sick calves

New York-based calf and heifer specialist Sam Leadley observes a common breakdown in the process of delivering the best possible care to sick calves. FULL STORY »

FDA workshop on animal drugs in feed available online

Antibiotics that are important in treating humans are being phased out as feed additives for food animals, and new feed additives must be used under the oversight of a licensed veterinarian. A series of presentations at a recent FDA workshop addressing these transitions now is available for viewing online. FULL STORY »

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