Health and Care

Information on beef cattle health, including hoof health, colostrum and weaning, toxic weeds, Johne’s Disease, foot and mouth disease, heat and cold stress and vaccines. Tips on bison production, nitrate toxicity and livestock transportation.

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Adapted from John Herrick, Iowa State University, Extension Veterinarian
Cold Stress and Beef Cattle - Articles Articles
Be prepared to handle and transport cattle appropriately in cold weather. The cold, wet and wind of winter weather present a different set of challenges. More
Calf fitted with a device to keep it from nursing it's dam.
Reducing Stress at Weaning - Articles Articles
Ensuring your calves are healthy, by reducing stress, will improve their performance in the feedlot and improve your relationship with your buyers. More
Composting Animal Mortalities Composting Animal Mortalities - Articles
Despite the best intentions and care in animal agricultural facilities there are occasional animal mortalities. More
Grass Tetany Can Be a Killer
Grass Tetany Can Be a Killer - Articles Articles
Early spring when the grass is growing is a dangerous time in pastures because of the hidden danger of grass tetany. More
Deer Keds
Deer Keds - Articles Articles
The deer ked is an introduced species of biting fly from Europe and Asia. It is a parasite on whitetail deer, elk, horses, cattle, and humans in North America. More
Poison hemlock in the spring time along a fencerow. Image from Ohio State University.
Livestock Producers Should Recognize and Manage Poison Hemlock - News News
“This is the time of year when you start to notice poison hemlock in your pastures or along fence rows and roadsides. Best management practices should take place before it flowers, produces more seed, and continues to spread”. More
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Livestock Exhibitions
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Livestock Exhibitions - Articles Articles
A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk at Livestock Exhibitions. More
Johne’s Disease Contacts Johne’s Disease Contacts - Articles

Johne’s Disease Contacts

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Contact information for various people involved with Johne's Disease efforts in Pennsylvania. More
Natural Ventilation for Freestall Barns
Natural Ventilation for Freestall Barns - Articles Articles

Natural Ventilation for Freestall Barns

Robert Graves, Ph.D., P.E.

Cows continuously produce heat and moisture so a ventilation system is necessary to continuously exchange inside air for drier, cooler outside air. More
Johne's Certified Veterinarian Training
Johne's Certified Veterinarian Training - Articles Articles

Johne's Certified Veterinarian Training

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Two options exist for recertification of Johne's Certified Veterinarians. More
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors & Exhibitions
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors & Exhibitions - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors & Exhibitions

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Biosecurity is a series of effective measures implemented to prevent or reduce the introduction and spread of infectious disease pathogens. More
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel & Visitors
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel & Visitors - Articles Articles
A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk of individuals to dairy herds. More
Johne's Disease Herd Certification
Johne's Disease Herd Certification - Articles Articles
A systematic process exists for recognizing participation in and testing for Johne's Disease in cattle herds in Pennsylvania. More
Biosecurity Fundamentals
Biosecurity Fundamentals - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Fundamentals

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH

The basics of disease biosecurity, why a biosecurity plan should be implemented, and how to get a plan in motion. More
Veterinary Extension and Applied Research Team
Veterinary Extension and Applied Research Team - Articles Articles
The Veterinary Extension and Applied Research Team provides assistance to livestock producers, veterinarians, allied industry professionals, students and others. More
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