Beef cattle health
Raising healthy herds
Too much rain turned to too much drought. Hot weather turned very cold. Such extremes affect the biology of plant growth which in turn affect the digestion and health of livestock.
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- Published: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Several antibiotics used in cattle and other livestock will require a veterinary prescription in the coming months. This change represents the final phase of the Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to bring all medically ...
- Published: Monday, Dec. 19, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Extremely cold weather is forecast for the days before Christmas, putting cattle at risk. Temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit are predicted, with the wind chill factor much lower in many parts of Missouri this week.As ...
- Published: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022
STOCKTON, Mo. – Make sure bulls are physically and reproductively sound before the fall breeding season, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Patrick Davis.“Performing a bull breeding soundness exam (BSE) prior to the ...
- Published: Monday, Aug. 1, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Nitrates and prussic acid build up in forages to levels dangerous to livestock during drought.Livestock face severe illness and even death after eating affected forages, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Jamie ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2022
Craig A. Payne, DVM, MSAssociate Extension ProfessorVeterinary Medical Extension and Continuing EducationPamela Adkins, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIMAssistant ProfessorFood Animal Medicine and SurgeryBackgroundIn December of 2013, the Food and Drug ...
Publication date: April 1, 2022
Craig A. Payne, DVM, MSAssociate Extension ProfessorVeterinary Medical Extension and Continuing EducationLauren E. Delaney, DVMClient Service VeterinarianVeterinary Medical Diagnostic LaboratoryThere are two types of liver flukes found in the United ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2017
Anaplasmosis in cattle is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria known as Anaplasma marginale. The disease is common in Missouri. Clinical cases can occur at any time of the year, but the majority of cases are seen in late summer and fall. The ...
Publication date: May 1, 2017
This plan provides construction details to build a walk through fly trap for cattle. The frame is shown to be constructed using CCA treated lumber but a steel frame can be substituted.TopicsHaematobia irritans Pest of pasture and range ...
Publication date: Feb. 2, 2017
It's no secret that their hair coats keep cattle warm. The insulation their coats provide is handy in the winter, but if the cattle don't shed enough hair early enough in the summer, it can be a real problem. In hot and humid conditions, water from ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2001
Several species of plants poisonous to livestock are distributed throughout Missouri, and many of them are commonly found in native or improved pastures. This guide describes some of the more common species that are toxic to various livestock. For ...
A blog for stakeholders in beef production, genetics, and genomics -- by Jared Decker, associate professor in the University of Missouri's Division of Animal Sciences and MU Extension state beef genetics specialist
Ideas suggested over the years by farmers, feed dealers, researchers, extension staff, etc. as practices they’ve seen or heard about that helped alleviate the severity of fescue toxicosis in beef cattle.
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