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Early-Warning Device Looks For A Market

In a large feedlot finding sick animals and removing them from the pen can be a full-time job. Illness cannot be identified until visual symptoms occur, which may reduce the ability to treat the animals effectively. Research conducted at the University of Guelph proved that using a telemetric bolus inserted in the animal’s rumen alerts […] Read more

Making Quarantine Pay

A memo board in John Buckley’s Buck-office tells the story of how quickly a successful operation went downhill with the announcement of one Alberta cow testing positive for BSE. The Lindsay, Ont., producer of champion Holstein cows saw the value of his herd drop to 10 per cent of its book value within a month. […] Read more