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Taking care in how you move and handle your cattle can help reduce the potential for a hoof infection that leads to necrosis.

Toe tip necrosis syndrome in cattle

Research on the Record with Reynold Bergen

Lameness is the second most costly feedlot health issue after bovine respiratory disease. Aside from treatment and death losses, lame cattle eat less, grow less, convert feed to gain less efficiently, and are more prone to transport injuries. Lameness is also a significant animal welfare concern and has been incorporated into some on-farm welfare audit […] Read more

U.S. sees first case of bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotic

Reuters — U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to a last-resort antibiotic, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads. “We risk being in a post-antibiotic world,” said Thomas Frieden, director of the […] Read more


Enzootic Bovine Leukosis Part 2 — Control

Part 1 of this article on enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL) was about the troubling news that bovine leukosis virus (BLV) is transmissible to humans, and the revelation that the presence of BLV in human breast tissue is potentially associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. This article presents the basics about EBL control and […] Read more