Category: Animal Health

Candy for cows has potential
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Candy for cows has potential

It’s a free-choice type of supplement in a block form — sort of like a big, 250-pound piece of candy for livestock

More production and more health problems
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More production and more health problems

As we push for more production and more dollars our animals seem to be more likely to suffer from a variety of diseases.

Pneumonia can frustrate
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Pneumonia can frustrate

Unfortunately Pneumonia outbreaks are rarely simple, especially in a group of lambs. The actual
infecting agent could be one of a number of bacteria, a mycoplasma or a virus.

Cattle like salt, too
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Cattle like salt, too

As a rule, mature beef cattle need one ounce or less of salt a day.

Prozac for dogs, almost
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Prozac for dogs, almost

The makers of Prozac have adapted their product to lessen anxiety in dogs.

Vaccine against Neospora a step closer
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Vaccine against Neospora a step closer

An effective vaccine against a parasite-borne disease called neosporosis may be a few steps closer to development, thanks to US scientists and cooperator.Neosporosis, caused by the parasite Neospora caninum, affects cattle worldwide. Infected animals often abort their calves and develop other debilitating complications that can cost producers millions of dollars every year. Animal scientist Wenbin […]

Birth control shot shows potential
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Birth control shot shows potential

Colorado State University researchers are working to perfect two short-term birth control methods that may eventually be injected by dart into wild animals such as elk, providing options for managing wildlife overpopulation in protected areas across the country. Wildlife overpopulation plagues state and national parks across the nation and world, with overcrowding from bison, deer, […]

Leave the deer pee at home
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Leave the deer pee at home

Hunters in Nova Scotia are no longer allowed to take deer pee with them when they go hunting.

Accelerated lambing can work
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Accelerated lambing can work

While many sheep farmers might think that lambing just once a year is enough, Professor Steve Morris of Massey University in New Zealand, is keen to have ewes lambing all year round.

Anthrax and the 3 S's
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Anthrax and the 3 S’s

  By Will VerbovenAnthrax is one of those hot words that strikes instant fear into many citizens. That fear seems to have come to the attention of real and wannabe terrorists and the usual collection of copycat nut cases – particularly after September 11th. Those warped individuals have been mailing Anthrax spores to various people […]

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