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  • IMPORTANT: Anaplasmosis time in Cattle

    Anaplasmosis

    Cattle of all ages may become infected with anaplasmosis, but the severity of illness increases with age. Calves under 6 months of age seldom show enough signs to indicate that they are infected. Cattle 6 months to 3 years of age become increasingly ill, and more deaths occur with advancing age. After 3 years of age, 30 to 50 percent of cattle with clinical anaplasmosis die if untreated.

     

  • Preconditioning Fall Calves

    Preconditioning is a management method to decrease disease susceptibility in calves while reducing stress in order to prepare them for weaning and sale.

  • IMPORTANT: Anaplasmosis time in Cattle

    Anaplasmosis

    Cattle of all ages may become infected with anaplasmosis, but the severity of illness increases with age. Calves under 6 months of age seldom show enough signs to indicate that they are infected. Cattle 6 months to 3 years of age become increasingly ill, and more deaths occur with advancing age. After 3 years of age, 30 to 50 percent of cattle with clinical anaplasmosis die if untreated.

  • NEW!! Email, Texts, and Postcards

    New to SVVH!!!  We are now using texting and email for reminders for your pets.

  • Common Mineral Problems

  • Herd Health Program

    To ensure you're providing your cattle herd with the best care, check out our herd health program. 

  • Ergot Poisoning

    Description
    Ergot is a fungus that lives as a parasite in the blossoms of grass. When the grass heads are nearly mature, it appears as jumbo grains protruding from the heads. Ergot grains, which are fungus bodies and not seeds, are several to many times the size of the grass seed. They are dark violet to almost black and are curved, hard, and hornlike. Ergot varies in abundance from year to year. The most common ergot endophyte around the north central Kansas area is Claviceps Purpurea .

  • Fly Control in Cattle

    There are three fly species that economically impact pastured cattle; Horn Fly, Face Fly, and Stable Fly

  • How Does Your Herd Measure Up?

    Most of you will have weaned your spring calves by the time you read this article. So, how did they do? The common answer is, "Well, they weaned at so many pounds." This is like asking a college football addict to describe his team's last game with one statistic — there are many other factors to tally other than calf weaning weight.