Ear tags impregnated with traces of insecticide can provide excellent control of cattle pests like horn flies and may also limit face fly populations. University research indicated that effectively controlling these pests can increase stocker cattle gains by 15-25 pounds...
Researchers have been experimenting with vaccines that prevent worm
infection in goats for several years. Dr. Jim Miller, parasitologist
at Louisiana State University, has been kind enough to provide information
and understanding of this concept. Dr. Miller worked with Dr. David
Smith from 2000-2005 testing these "hidden gut" antigens made into
vaccine form on goats and sheep at Louisiana State University.
Calving difficulty (dystocia) is a concern of every cattleman because it is a major cause of calf deaths and is second only to rebreeding failures in reducing calf crop percentages. Cows that have difficulty during calving have significantly lower fertility at rebreeding.
There are so many
different needle sizes available that it is sometimes confusing as to which one
to use. This is a simple guideline chart to help ease the confusion. This is in
no way meant to be used in place of a trained veterinary professional.
A brief overview of some common diseases afflicting cattle and the signs and symptoms. Many vaccines will handle multiple virus protection. Check with your local veterinarian or co-op to determine what may be needed in your area...