Livestock News

If you cant stand the heat…neither can your livestock

Aug 03, 2020

The stresses of summer heat can be challenging to both man and beast. When temperatures soar, we begin to implement strategies to protect our own health; likewise, as good stewards, we also need to think about the effects of heat stress on our livestock.

Fly control that meets your horse’s needs

Jul 27, 2020

Fly control protection should not be approached as one-size fits all.

Performance Trace Minerals: A Category of One

Jul 20, 2020

With increasing consumer demands and animal nutrition requirements, animal producers need to keep sustainability and animal wellness at the forefront while still maintaining a profitable operation. For more than 45 years, Zinpro’s peer-reviewed research and proven results on trace mineral uptake, absorption, and biological efficacy have helped livestock, equine, poultry, and aquaculture producers achieve these goals

Controlling Parasites in Horses

Jul 13, 2020

Dr. Kenton Morgan, senior veterinarian and Equine Technical Services for Zoetis, shares his answers to some of the most common questions horse owners have about controlling parasites.

Using diagnostics to ensure effective deworming

Jul 06, 2020

Erin deKoning, D.V.M., of the Rock Veterinary Clinic in Luverne, Minn. serves both cow/calf and feedlot clients in southwestern Minnesota and nearby states of South Dakota and Iowa. Working in conjunction with parasitologist Dr. Donald Bliss, her clinic has offered Parasite Evaluation Clinics (PEC) sponsored by Merck Animal Health in addition to their in-clinic diagnostic services.

Fly Control with Altocid

Jun 29, 2020

Fly populations can be a bit unpredictable during certain times of year. That’s often the case with horn flies on pasture cattle, as populations have been known to rise after heavy rainfall. This has created some mild concerns as cattle producers question whether their feed-through fly control products work effectively.

Heat Stress in Chickens

Jun 19, 2020

It’s the time of year when your chickens will need more special attention. Chickens have a much higher body temperature than you or I and will generally feel the rise in heat faster than we will. The average body temperature for a chicken normally runs 102-103 degrees F. Their heart rate is normally 280-315 beats per minute.  

Creep Feeding Beef Calves

Jun 15, 2020

Hot, dry weather during the summer and early fall months can reduce forage quality and decrease calf gains. Creep feeding can be a profitable addition in the summer by providing cost-effective calf gains, extending your forage, reducing cow stress and weight loss, and improving low reproduction.  

Controlling Anaplasmosis with Medicated Mineral Supplementation

Jun 08, 2020

Anaplasmosis is primarily a concern in summer and early fall. Anaplasmosis is most commonly caused by Anaplasma marginale, a microorganism that invades red blood cells and causes severe anemia. Transmitted through the blood, the main culprits in spreading the disease are biting flies or ticks or infected blood transferred on contaminated needles or other equipment.   

Understanding Pink Eye

Jun 01, 2020

For cattle producers, summer brings with it several concerns, not the least of which is pinkeye.  Though pinkeye can be a tough disease to control, a thorough understanding of this disease will make dealing with this troublesome infection less frustrating.

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