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Befriending calves works well

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Befriending calves works well

Calves that are stroked by people early in their life gain weight more quickly than animals that are not stroked.

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Beware the droopy eyelid!

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Beware the droopy eyelid!

A new inherited disease that causes ptosis has been discovered in Finland.

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More production and more health problems

| December 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
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.

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Pneumonia can frustrate

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
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.

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Cattle like salt, too

| November 3, 2012 | 1 Comment
Cattle like salt, too

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

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Prozac for dogs, almost

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
Prozac for dogs, almost

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

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Vaccine against Neospora a step closer

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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Birth control shot shows potential

| February 28, 2008 | 0 Comments
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, […]

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Leave the deer pee at home

| April 27, 2007 | 0 Comments
Leave the deer pee at home

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

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Accelerated lambing can work

| November 28, 2005 | 0 Comments
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.

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