Nitrate Toxicity

August 17, 2016 0
By Marty New The goal of any producer is to have high quality livestock, but this cannot be done without high quality forage crops. To prevent death among the herd, cattle producers should monitor their […]

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 […]

Blister Beetle Toxicity in Horses

May 27, 2016 0
By Marty New Blister beetles are insects terrifying to horse owners everywhere. Blister beetle poisoning results from ingestion of cantharidin, a toxic chemical carried by numerous species of blister beetles. Over 200 species of blister […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nutrient Requirements after Calving

March 7, 2016 0
By Marty New Calving season has started for some and will be starting for other producers relatively soon. Nutritional management of the cow herd is more important during the periods of late gestation and early […]

Why Body Condition is Important in the Cow Herd

February 24, 2016 0
By Marty New Body condition scores of beef cows at the time of calving have the greatest impact on subsequent rebreeding performance. One of the major constraints in the improvement of reproductive efficiency is the […]