For 4-Hers that show beef cattle, summertime means daily rinsing and brushing of the cattle and time spent in the barn halter breaking the show string. Those close interactions with the animals also allow the cattle to be monitored for two common conditions—ringworm and warts.
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As summer advances and the grazing pastures begin to mature and dry up, beef producers may need to look at alternative plans for meeting the maintenance requirements of the herd, according to the experts at the Kansas State (K-State) University Beef Cattle Institute.
Anyone who has experienced dust blowing in their eyes knows how uncomfortable that can be. In much the same way, cattle’s eyes can be irritated by dust, tall grass, sunlight and flies.
At any sporting event, it is easy to spot the trainers and medical personnel hovering on the side watching for a potential athletic injury. In much the same way Kansas State (K-State) University Beef Cattle Institute veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White advise that producers need to closely monitor their bulls at the beginning of breeding season.
When going to the pharmacy, consumers are often faced with a choice to select the brand name drug for their ailment or opt for the less expensive generic product. In recent months, there has been an increase in generic products coming into the marketplace.
Calves with respiratory problems, cows that naturally abort their calves, deformed calves and scours in the herd are just a few of the signs that a cow-calf producer may have bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) circulating among the cattle, according to Kansas State (K-State) University Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White.