The following publications might be of particular interest to people in Lewis County. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Prevention of Poultry Disease

Reviewed

An adequate disease prevention program is essential to a profitable commercial poultry operation. Chronic diseases can reduce efficiency and increase costs. Learn the sources of poultry diseases and measures that can be taken to prevent them.

Avian Influenza Biosecurity for Small Flock Owners

Revised

Revised by Maria Dashek
Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Control of Poultry Disease Outbreaks

Revised

Poultry owners should immediately begin an investigation if a disease is suspected in a flock. Obvious disease signs and symptoms can be identified on the farm, while others may require laboratory assistance for proper diagnosis.

Basics of AI: Avian Influenza

Revised

Revised by Maria Dashek
Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Guide to Estrus Synchronization Products

Revised

Several protocols and other resources allow beef producers to effectively synchronize estrus and ovulation in the herd. Read this guide for an overview of the function, handling considerations, and proper administration of estrus synchronization products.

Split-Time AI: Using Estrus Detection Aids to Optimize Timed Artificial Insemination

Revised

Timed artificial insemination pregnancy rates in heifers can be optimized with a split-time AI approach. Estrotect estrus detection aids allow producer to determine the estrous status of females. Learn about the protocols in this MU Extension guide.

The Random Shuffle of Genes: Putting the E in EPD

Reviewed

Jared Decker
Associate Professor, Animal Sciences

Feeding Organic and Inorganic Sources of Trace Minerals for Swine Production

Reviewed

Heather Hellman
Graduate research assistant

Marcia Carlson
State extension swine nutrition specialist

Antibiotics and Other Additives for Swine: Food Safety Considerations

Reviewed

Marcia S. Carlson and Thomas J. Fangman
Department of Animal Sciences

The term antibiotic means "against life" or "destructive to life." An antibiotic is a natural compound synthesized by a living organism that inhibits the growth of another living organism.

Swine Diet Manipulation to Minimize Environmental Impacts

Reviewed

Marcia Carlson
State extension swine nutrition specialist

Heather Wilt
Graduate research assistant in animal sciences

Evaluating Vitamin Premixes for Swine

Reviewed

John C. Rea and Trygve Veum
Department of Animal Sciences

Feed is a major portion of the total costs involved in Missouri swine production. Interest in on-farm ration formulation and mixing is growing, particularly in years of short feed supplies and high prices.

Control of Anaplasmosis in Missouri

Revised

Craig Payne
Director, Veterinary Extension and Continuing Education

Top Money-Saving Practices on Missouri Poultry Farms

New

The poultry industry continues to be an important component of Missouri's economy, with the 2007 census reporting $1,676,632,000 in sales. This figure represents 16.8 percent of Missouri's agricultural sales and ranks third in sales in Missouri only behind grain crops and cattle. Poultry operations are highly efficient environments in which temperature, humidity and lighting are closely monitored to raise high-quality birds.

Freeze Branding Cattle

Reviewed

Reviewed by David Patterson
Division of Animal Sciences

Small Flock Series: Brooding and Growing Chicks

Revised

Raising a flock of chickens can be difficult. Visit our website today to view our Small Flock Series: Brooding and Growing Chicks.

Hardware Disease of Cattle

Reviewed

Hardware disease of cattle is produced by a sharp object that pierces the stomach wall and gains access to the heart. Visit our site to learn more.

Hot Weather Livestock Stress

Reviewed

Jack C. Whittier
Animal Sciences Department

During periods of high temperatures and humidity, livestock losses can occur from hot weather stress.

Common Internal Parasites of Cattle

Reviewed

Robert M. Corwin
Department of Veterinary Microbiology
College of Veterinary Medicine

Richard F. Randle
Commercial Agriculture Program

Johne’s Disease or Paratuberculosis

Reviewed

David Weaver
College of Veterinary Medicine

Sheep Pregnancy Checking by Ultrasonic Sound

Reviewed

Ultrasonic sound waves can be used to determine sheep pregnancy without harming the ewe or fetus. Learn how the procedure works and pregnancy is diagnosed in this University of Missouri Extension guide.

Bovine Leukosis

Reviewed

Jeanette L. Floss
MU College of Veterinary Medicine

Richard F. Randle
Commercial Agriculture Program

Recommendations for Aging Beef

Reviewed

The main reason for aging beef is to improve the tenderness and the flavor of the meat. Visit our site for recommendations for aging beef.

Lewis County Courthouse

New

Missouri Courthouses
Contact and other information about this county is available on the National Association of Counties website.

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