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November 2013 Newsletter

This newsletter contains information on Resistance in Cattle Ticks Uncovered, Imported Fire Ant Death, Rift Valley Fever vaccine, Injection Site Basics,  Common-sense Antibiotic Use, Bovine Reproductive and Respiratory Vaccine, Protect Cattle Against Bacterial Diseases, Global Cost of FMD, TAHC Adopts Rules for Animal Disease Traceability and Brucellosis, USDA Works to Protect Livestock from Foreign Animal Disease, Anthrax Case in Texas, Anaplasmosis Prevention, Livestock Economist Confident for 2014 Cattle, FDA Proposes New Rules for Animal Food and Feed, Emergency Management Planning for Livestock Operations, Smartphones Play Crucial Role in… Read More →

August 2013 Newsletter

This newsletter contains information on Pasture Flies, Grasshoppers, Dung Beetles, Deworming & Supplements, Vaccine for FMD, Heat Stress, Beef Production Plummets, Chemical Mixing & Loading, Lyme Disease, Salmonella, New Cattle Virus, E.Coli Machine, Meaning of Natural, Food Borne Diseases, No Drones Allowed, Skipping Breakfast is Bad, July One of the Wettest in the US, Chipotle to Change Beef Standards, Journal Reviews August_2013_Newsletter

May 2013 Newsletter

This newsletter contains information on Stable Fly (Heel Fly) Control, House Fly vs. Virus,  Stink bugs and milk, 17-year cicadas, Time to Deworm, Proper Injection Site, Heat Stress in Cattle, Insect/Weed Control, Equine Piroplasmosis, Parasites in Horses, Mastitis, Grocery Misconceptions, Bright Future for Livestock, Overstocked Cows, Insects for Dinner, Cool April Temperatures, Anthrax Vaccine, Journal Reviews.   May_2013_Newsletter

February 2013 Newsletter

This newsletter contains information on Stable flies, Fever Tick, Mexican Honey Wasps, Parasite Control, Crypto on dairies, E. coli, Radioactive cattle,  Where have all the beef cows gone?, Consumer’s pain worsens, Should we feed the bears?, Get calcium from food rather than supplements, Beef becoming a “luxury”, and Journal Reviews February 2013 Newsletter

August Newsletter

This newsletter contains information on Horn Flies, New Tick-borne virus, Grasshoppers, Cattle heat stress, Cereal grains and drought, Transporting calves, Cleaning water tanks, West Nile Virus-horses, Cyanobacteria, Anthrax, Chronic Wasting Disease, Petting zoo zoonoses, Drought impact, Drought damaged corn, Baling soybeans, Burger Love, Smoothies are cool in school, Meat eaters and vegetarians, Cheese lowers diabetes risk, California dairymen not so Golden and Blister beetles. August_2012_Newsletter

May Newsletter

The May newsletter contains information concerning Cow-Calf control, Ticks, Horn flies, Pinkeye, Orange oil, Pyrethroid insecticides, Toxoplasmosis, Disease outbreak, Anaplasmosis, Pigeon Fever, Vesicular Stomatitis, Diseased horses, Internal parasites, Restocking after drought, La Nina, USDA fact sheets, Preparing cattle for June and Stink bug crisis May 2012 Newsletter

Insect of the month

With the long drought of last year and the much needed rain of this spring, many have seen a large number of heel flies chasing around cattle in the pastures.  Heel flies, more commonly referred to as cattle grubs, are large non-feeding, non-biting flies that attach their eggs to the leg hairs of cattle.  The larvae grow within the body of the animal and can cause millions of dollars’ worth of damage.  Regular deworming will prevent cattle grub infestations.

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