Cattle veterinarians are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak as it pertains to caring for employees, clients, livestock and themselves.
Veterinary experts assert that there is no indication that livestock can be carriers of COVID-19 and be a source of infection to people.
Supply disruptions may be very local and continuously changing.
Majority of diarrhea cases occur when calves are 3-16 days old.
Cattle and other livestock burn more calories walking in mud and staying warm when cold mud sticks to them.
Ranchers should know predominant grass species on livestock operation because each species provides different nutrients.
Calf losses often attributed to difficult births or diseases, which can be influenced by cow nutrition.
Cyanobacteria blooms more likely in farm ponds in summer and early fall and can impair livestock health.
Using appropriate antibiotics is best for livestock and people, according to Kansas State University veterinarians.
Body condition at time of calving is most important factor affecting rebreeding performance in normally managed beef cow herds.