Source: Alberta Beef Producers LEAD RESEARCHERS: Dr. Sheryl Gow (Public Health Agency of Canada), Tim McAllister (AAFC Lethbridge), and Calvin Booker (Feedlot Health Management Services), Paul Morley and Kathy Benedict (Colorado State University). Background: Antimicrobial resistance has two implications for cattle...
Source: American Society for Microbiology Authors: Andrea Kinnear, Matthew Waldner, Tim A. McAllister,  Rahat Zaheer,  Karen Register,  Murray Jelinski ABSTRACT Mycoplasma bovis is a significant pathogen of feedlot cattle, responsible for chronic pneumonia and polyarthritis syndrome (CPPS). M. bovis isolates (n = 129) were used to compare four methods of phylogenetic analysis and to determine...
Source: Karen Haugen-Kozyra, Market-based tools for accelerating cattle sustainability in Canada, Animal Frontiers, Volume 11, Issue 4, July 2021, Pages 17–25, https://doi.org/10.1093/af/vfab038 Implications Canada provides a useful and interesting model for tools that can accelerate livestock sustainability, in particular, for the cattle...
Source: Kansas State University news release A new study by Kansas State University finds that feeding cattle industrial hemp may have a beneficial effect on their welfare: a reduction in stress and increasing the times when they lie down. "Cattle experience...
Source: University of Alberta, Michael Brown U of A research could help ranchers adapt to climate change and preserve vital ecosystems. Ranchers who frequently rotate cattle between fields — resembling how bison once moved across Canada’s prairie — build drought resistance into...
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: University of Saskatchewan RESEARCHERS Genetic and genomic factors influencing gestational length in beef cattle Dr. Mika Asai-Coakwell (PhD), College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan mika.asai-coakwell@usask.ca College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan: Dr. Bart Lardner (PhD), Dr. Greg Penner...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology Exploring the compositional characteristics of rumen eukaryotic community can expand our understanding of their role in rumen function and feed efficiency. In this study, we applied metatranscriptomics to characterize the active rumen eukaryotic community (protozoa and...
Source: Science Direct F.S.Baier*, T.Grandin, T.E.EnglePAS, S.L.Archibeque, J.J.WagnerPAS, L.N.Edwards-Callaway Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins 80523 ABSTRACT Objective Production diseases, such as liver abscesses, can affect cattle performance; however, the well-being implications are not well understood. The purpose of this...
Purdue University reports: Sous-vide cooking inspired an idea that took promising technology out of the lab and into the barn. Researchers at Purdue University successfully developed an on-site bovine respiratory disease test that provides results within an hour. The team of...
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