Lead poisoning in cattle

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Lead is the most common cause of cattle poisoning in Alberta. Hundreds of animals in the province die each year...

Down Cows: Winter Tetany, Milk Fever, Pregnancy Toxaemia

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Introduction In years of drought and also in those of excess rain feed quality can be compromised for the wintering...

Do Water Quality and Trace minerals affect cattle immune systems?

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Effects of Exposure to Oil Field Emissions on Immune System Health in Beef Cattle Researchers: Mark Wickstrom mark.wickstrom@usask.ca Dan Becthtel, Cheryl...

Nutrition and Feed Management

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 2.1 Cattle need to be monitored on an...

Beef: Turn corn stover to low cost pasture

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Corn stover can provide a low cost feed source for mid-gestation beef cows. The energy in...

Potassium and tetany ratios

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Potassium (K) levels in some forages, e.g. cereals and legumes are on the rise.  They are often over 2%...

Mycotoxins 101

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council For beef producers, mycotoxins are often a hidden problem. They are invisible, colourless and odourless. They are difficult to detect and...

Fusarium Head Blight and mycotoxins

Source: Government of Saskatchewan Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), also known as scab, is a fungal disease of small cereal grains including wheat, corn, barley, rye,...

Dehorning of calves

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Factsheet written by: Neil Anderson - Lead Veterinarian - Disease Prevention,Ruminants/OMAFRA Horns and Their Growth Horns are the pairs...

Guidelines on “The Prudent use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Animals”

Source: VBP+ Introduction Antimicrobials have been important tools in the control of infectious diseases since the 1950s. Their use in veterinary medicine has improved the health...