Hardware Disease

Hardware Disease

You have all probably heard of a cow being diagnosed with Hardware Disease and may be fairly comfortable with what that disease syndrome is. I often find, however, that there are a lot of misunderstandings about Hardware Disease and so I’m going to attempt to clear up...
BVD is Alive and Well

BVD is Alive and Well

I have recently had conversations with veterinarians dealing with BVD-related problems with their clients’ herds. From abortion in cow herds to respiratory disease and poor production in stocker calves, BVD wears many masks.  It is worth reviewing exactly what BVD can...
Controlling Parasites in Calves

Controlling Parasites in Calves

Spring turnout is a good time to think about parasite control. This time of year, both internal and external parasites are important as flies are getting well established and intestinal worms are blooming on new spring grass. Parasites, particularly internal parasites...
On-Ranch Decision Making for Calf Scours

On-Ranch Decision Making for Calf Scours

Calf scours are a challenging problem with young calves on the ground. High stocking density, moisture, and rearing younger calves in the same areas as older calves all contribute to the problem. Prior to about 3 days of age, calf illness is almost exclusively the...