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Dr. Edouard Timsit, University of Calgary faculty of veterinary medicine.

Pneumonia: the disease that won’t go away

The three categories of pneumonia and how to tell them apart

Environment, germs and immunity are top of mind when thinking of all the risk factors that could set the stage for pneumonia in cattle. The forgotten factor is one beyond producers’ control and the reason why pneumonia will always be a problem — anatomy. Bovine lungs are very small relative to the animal’s oxygen requirements, […] Read more



ear tag on a cow

Ear tags for early disease detection in cattle

New sensor system for early detection of respiratory disease in feedlot cattle shows promise

An ear tag sensor system developed and validated for heat detection and health monitoring in the dairy industry by Agis Automatisering of the Netherlands is showing promise as a tool for early detection of respiratory disease in feedlot cattle in Canada. The CowManager SensOor tag clips onto an Allflex radio frequency identification button to pick […] Read more