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Montgomery County Master Watershed Stewards assisting with native tree and shrub plantings at the Perkiomen Township Community Park. Photo courtesy of Erin Kinley, Penn State
Environmental Advisory Councils in Action - News News
The Penn State Extension Master Watershed Stewards will be hosting a special public presentation focusing on township and borough Environmental Advisory Councils (EACs). More
Main Entrance Basin (at right) – recently cut cattails and residual pickerelweed, June 2018 (Photo by Robert Pace)
Montgomery County Watershed Steward Explains Benefits of Stormwater Management - News News
Stormwater management solutions are in action in the Stony Creek Watershed in Montgomery County More
Lameness in Dairy Herds - Part 2: Sorting Out Common Causes
Lameness in Dairy Herds - Part 2: Sorting Out Common Causes - Articles Articles
Lameness is a significant problem in many of today’s dairy herds, although it is often not recognized as such. More
Hoof Trimming Report Hoof Trimming Report - Tools and Apps

Hoof Trimming Report

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

A graphical hoof trimming report for use on the dairy farm. Animal health record keeping. More
Biosecurity Overview
Biosecurity Overview - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Overview

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Farm Biosecurity: Management practices to minimize or prevent the transmission of disease within and between herds and flocks. More
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel and Visitors
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel and Visitors - Articles Articles
A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk of individuals to dairy herds. 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
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Cattle Euthanasia - Videos Videos

Cattle Euthanasia

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

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This video will help the viewer determine the most ideal time for euthanasia, and instruction on how to choose and perform appropriate euthanasia techniques. More
Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) - Risk posed by the importation of meat (beef) Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) - Risk posed by the importation of meat (beef) - Articles
What is the risk of importing Food and Mouth Disease in imported beef? More
Mastitis, Udder Health, and Milk Quality
Mastitis, Udder Health, and Milk Quality - Articles Articles

Mastitis, Udder Health, and Milk Quality

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Despite considerable research into bovine mastitis it remains an economically significant problem for the dairy industry, as well as an animal well-being concern. More
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions

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

Biosecurity is a series of measures implemented to prevent or reduce the introduction and spread of infectious disease pathogens. The provided checklists help determine the biosecurity risk of individuals and animals. More
Note: everyone is wearing protective booties in an effort to minimize biosecurity risk
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Livestock Exhibitions - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Livestock Exhibitions

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, David R. Wolfgang, VMD, MPH DABVP-Dairy

A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk at Livestock Exhibitions. More
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Johne's Disease Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Johne's Disease - Articles

Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Johne's Disease

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, David R. Wolfgang, VMD, MPH DABVP-Dairy

A checklist to determine the risk of various factors for Johne's Disease in dairy herds. More
Risk Assessment for Salmonella in Dairy Herds.
Risk Assessment for Salmonella in Dairy Herds. - Articles Articles
A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk of introducing and spreading Salmonella in dairy herds. More
Feed Management and Delivery
Feed Management and Delivery - Articles Articles

Feed Management and Delivery

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

A checklist to determine the relative biosecurity risk of feed management and delivery in dairy herds. More
Contagious Mastitis Organisms in Dairy Herds
Contagious Mastitis Organisms in Dairy Herds - Articles Articles
A chart to assess the biosecurity risk of various factors for contagious organism transmission in dairy herds. More
Risk Assessment: Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV)
Risk Assessment: Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) - Articles Articles
A chart to assess various risk factors for BLV transmission in dairy herds. More
Biosecurity - A Practical Approach
Biosecurity - A Practical Approach - Articles Articles

Biosecurity - A Practical Approach

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Biosecurity is a set of practices employed to prevent the importation of infectious organisms into a herd or flock, and their transmission between animals. More
Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm
Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm - Articles Articles

Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Information about disinfectants commonly used on the farm for disease control. More
Johne's Certified Veterinarian Training
Johne's Certified Veterinarian Training - Articles Articles

Johne's Certified Veterinarian Training

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, David Zellner

Two options exist for recertification of Johne's Certified Veterinarians. 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
Environmental Sampling for Johne's Disease Environmental Sampling for Johne's Disease - Articles

Environmental Sampling for Johne's Disease

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Dr. Deepanker Tewari

Composite environmental samples can be used as a rapid, low-cost method to screen dairy herds for the presence of Johne's Disease bacteria. More
Lameness in Dairy Herds - Part 1: Defining and Monitoring the Situation
Lameness in Dairy Herds - Part 1: Defining and Monitoring the Situation - Articles Articles
Lameness is a significant problem in many of today’s dairy herds, although it is often not recognized as such. More
Ins and Outs of Weight Training
Ins and Outs of Weight Training - Articles Articles

Ins and Outs of Weight Training

Marilyn Corbin, Ph.D., Laura Henderson

This article in the Creating Health and Nutrition series explains what weight and strength training are, what your muscles are doing while you train, and the health benefits training provides. More
Photo credit: Jozef Polc, Flickr Creative Commons
Warm-up and Cool-down - Articles Articles

Warm-up and Cool-down

Marilyn Corbin, Ph.D., Laura Henderson

The purpose, benefits, and importance of the warm-up (getting your body ready for exercising) and the cool-down (returning your body to a normal resting state). More
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