Heat Abatement in Cattle
Beat the heat and keep cows cool. Great article from Cornell about strategies to avoid heat stress in our cattle. Discusses air flow, fan air speeds, sprinklers and more. Heat stress not only affects cattle production in the summer, but has effects throughout the fall and winter.
*Also note not listed is that fans should be starting to run at 60 degrees F and all should be running by 70 degrees F.
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NEW Pinkeye Vaccine Available!
We are happy to announce that we have a new pinkeye vaccine: Veterinary Associates Autogenous Bacterin that covers another strain of the bacteria that causes pinkeye in cattle. We created this vaccine by culturing numerous cattle eyes in our practice region and had Newport Labs create a vaccine for us containing this extra strain. It comes in two forms: pellets which do not need boostering or as a liquid vaccine that will need boostering in 2-4 weeks. Please contact us if you have any further questions.
In-House Calf Fecal Screening
Now offering in-house calf fecal testing for Rotavirus, Coronavirus, E.Coli, and Cryptosporidium. Drop off a calf fecal sample or send it with one of the vets and we will likely have results within the same day or next day. We can then use this information to help you make management decisions based on the results! Call, stop in or ask the vets for more information.