Preparing your bull for the breeding season

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The breeding season for bulls is short but intense. Consequently, when the breeding season begins your bull must...

Cryptosporidium: Could It Be In Your Water?

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Ron Fleming - P. Eng.,Ridgetown College/University of Guelph; OMAFRA Staff What Is Cryptosporidium? Cryptosporidium (krip-toe-spor-id-ee-um) is a...

How a new vaccine could save cattle herds – and livelihoods

Source: Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Jose Perez-Casal For 10,000 years, the bacterium Mycoplasma mycoides has infected goats, cows and other livestock, annihilating entire herds in...

Exploring potential benefits of prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic use in cattle

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council Project Title: Prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic technologies for targeted applications in food safety and ruminant productivity Researchers: D. Wade Abbott, Ph.D....

Prevention of pasture bloat in cattle grazing alfalfa

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Introduction Alfalfa is recognized as one of the most nutritious forages available and is widely used as conserved forage (ex,...

Major Minerals for Beef Cows

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Minerals are essential for the proper functioning of the animal. A problem arises when the feed does not supply enough...

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...

Body condition: implications for managing beef cows

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Body condition, or the amount of body fat an animal is carrying, is one management indicator that can be used...

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...

What’s in that feed pile? Why test feed and balance rations?

Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives So you’ve got all your feed put up, know how much you’ve got and now want to determine...
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