Avoiding Heat Stress in Cattle

July 8, 2016 0
By Marty New As the temperatures continue to climb as we move into the hottest part of the summer, cattle producers need to be thinking about heat stress and how to minimize the effects due […]

Anaplasmosis

June 29, 2016 0
By Barry Whitworth Recently, Kansas State University held a symposium on anaplasmosis to talk about the disease. The summer of 2015 was a bad year for anaplasmosis in Kansas. According to Ram Raghavan, Ph.D. professor […]

Feeding America

June 21, 2016 0
By Ralph Chain At Chain Ranch, we have really been busy in April and May. I do not think people realize where all their food comes from. I think it should be required that all […]

A Different View

June 10, 2016 0
By Laci Jones It may not be a new method of spray application, but aerial spraying can save some time. Zac Smith, owner of Oscar Aerial Spraying in Grady, Okla., began his business six years […]

Handle Drugs and Vaccines with Care

June 6, 2016 0
By Barry Whitworth Most producers are very familiar with giving either antibiotic to treat a disease or vaccine injections to their animals to prevent a disease. What producers may not be aware of is how […]

Horn Fly Control for Cattle Operations

May 11, 2016 0
By Marty New Horn flies are common fly species associated with livestock. They are the most abundant biting flies present during the spring and summer months on cattle in Oklahoma. Horn flies are a small […]

When Pigs Sweat

May 6, 2016 0
Four tips to managing sows in the heat By Laci Jones The rays of the Oklahoma sun beat down, ice cream melts faster and the air conditioner is cranked up. Summer is coming! Are you […]

Foot Rot in Cattle

April 29, 2016 0
Foot Rot in Cattle Barry Whitworth, DVM With all the rain that continues to fall in most of the state and the weather service predicting above normal chance for precipitation over the next few months, […]

Breeding Soundness Exam

April 18, 2016 0
By Barry Whitworth A breeding soundness exam (BSE) is a procedure performed by a veterinarian that ensures that a bull has met a minimal set of standards that reflect his reproductive potential. The exam is […]

What’s Grass Tetany?

April 4, 2016 0
By Marty New Grass tetany, also known as grass staggers, wheat pasture poisoning, and hypomagnesia, is a magnesium deficiency of ruminants usually associated with grazing cool-season grasses during spring. It is most prevalent among older […]
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