Source: Alberta Farm Animal Care Bovine respiratory disease (BRD),  accounts for most of the disease and deaths in Alberta feedlots and feedlots in North America. Although BRD is a multifactorial disease, it is mainly associated with bacterial pathogens. Therefore, BRD...
Source: University of Calgary What are the costs and benefits of pre-conditioning as it relates to disease prevention and reduced antimicrobial use? Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), is the most significant disease in the Alberta beef industry. It accounts for approximately 60-70%...
Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln reports: The Feedlot Innovation Center will include a complex with cattle comfort and research buildings, a feed technology facility, innovative open lots and an animal handling facility. (Settje Agri-Services and Engineering) Located at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension...
Source: National Library of Medicine Sherry J Hannon 1, Stephanie A Brault 2, Simon J G Otto 3, Paul S Morley 2 4, Tim A McAllister 5, Calvin W Booker 1, Sheryl P Gow 6 Affiliations 1Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd., Okotoks, AB, Canada. 2Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biological Sciences,...
Source: Merck Animal Health news release Merck Animal Health has introduced two new tools to bring important cattle health information to cattle producers' fingertips. The Merck Animal Health Herd Health Manager guides producers and their veterinarians to build a customized...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: T. Hamilton and B. Pogue Introduction When market prices are low, cattle feeders are sometimes tempted to hold cattle in the feedlot past normally optimum weights and levels of finish. Rather than...
NovaVive Inc., an animal health immunobiology company, today announced that a paper has been published in the Australian Veterinary Journal (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/avj.13156). The paper, “The innate immune stimulant Amplimune® is safe to administer to young feedlot cattle”, summarizes a research study conducted by CSIRO,...
Source: PennState Extension Transitioning newly weaned calves to the feedlot can be highly successful, or it can be a disaster. In order to avoid the disaster, follow these tips for success. First, feedlot transition should be defined. Feedlot transition refers to...
Source: VBP+ Crops intended for grain, when faced with damage, can be re-directed for livestock feed. It is an efficient way to utilize resources. There are many scenarios where enough damage occurs for re-direction to happen, but drought, flooding and hail...
Animal scientist Dan Shike worked with a research team to evaluate drylot systems as an alternative to pasture for beef cows and calves. By Lauren Quinn URBANA, Ill. – Beef producers in the upper Midwest know grazing land is in short supply....
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