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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Respiratory disease continues to present challenges in the dairy industry in the 21st century. Traditionally, veterinary curricula have emphasized an etiologic approach to the subject and veterinary practitioners are very familiar with the well documented and heavily researched infectious causes such as bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV), infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida and Mycoplasma spp.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
With the expansion of the size of individual dairy farms feeding waste milk from treated cows to bottle calves has become more common. Waste milk has the potential to have approximately 30% fat and 25-27% protein on a dry matter basis and therefore has the potential to provide a higher plane of nutrition than traditional 20% protein, 20% fat milk replacers.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Respiratory disease continues to be the major cause of disease in feedlot. On average about 15% of feedlot cattle will have respiratory disease compared with less than 2% for digestive or any other disease problem.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Respiratory disease is cited as the most common health problem encountered in U.S. feedlots. Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is a multi-factorial disease that affects the lower respiratory system.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Optimizing reproductive success in cow-calf herds relies on combining appropriate immunization and biosecurity practices with the current production system management techniques in the herd. The goal of the immunization program is to match herd immunity to the risks faced.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
On January 30, 2008 the beef industry was reminded of the importance animal care. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released a video showing abuse of compromised dairy cattle at a California slaughter house.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
A downer cow is "a cow unable to stand voluntarily". Many are periparturient and due to traumatic peripheral nerve injuries.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities occur commonly in cattle with gastrointestinal tract disease. Severe fluid and electrolyte abnormalities can result in death if left untreated.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
There are a plethora of commercially available vaccines available for use in cattle, the majority of which target viral and bacterial pathogens of the respiratory and enteric tracts.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most common and costly syndrome afflicting beef cattle after weaning. A basic understanding of the disease syndrome is important to design a treatment and prevention program.