Monthly Archives: December 2014

Tod Collins launch  “Bull By The Horns”

Tod Collins launch “Bull By The Horns”

FROM; http://underbergdiary.co.za/ In November 2010 ‘Til The Cows Comes Home was launched at the Underberg Country Club. The book has sold over 3000 copies in three impressions, somewhat more than the original 500 that the publisher John McKenzie and the author first agreed to have printed! Now, 3 years later, local writer and vet Dr… Continue Reading

Managing Tritrichomonas foetus in the  infected beefherd

Managing Tritrichomonas foetus in the infected beefherd

Stephen Hughes BVSc, DACT, MMedVet(Gyn) Cell no: 082 894 3568 Trichomoniasis is a true venereal disease of cattle caused by the extracellular, flagellated protozoan Tritrichomonas foetus. Infected bulls efficiently transmit the organism to a female during coitus despite the fact they are asymptomatic carriers of T. foetus (Rae & Crews 2006). Infected females may develop… Continue Reading

Replacement heifer management

Replacement heifer management

(From: Proceedings) CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS Aug 01, 2011 By Brad White, DVM, MS Objectives / key points The characteristics of females selected for retention into the breeding herd impacts long term herd performance and economic viability. Raising replacement heifers in an efficient manner is possible by paying attention to critical control points during… Continue Reading

Heifer selection

Heifer selection

From CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS, Aug 01, 2011 By Grant Dewell, DVM, MS, PhD The heifer selection program is a vital aspect of a commercial cow-calf operation. Since replacement heifers represent the future potential of the herd, successful replacement programs are a high priority item requiring careful attention by the ranch manager. Unfortunately, for… Continue Reading

The emergence and prevalence of MRSA, MRSP, and MRSS in pets and people

The emergence and prevalence of MRSA, MRSP, and MRSS in pets and people

Should you be concerned about getting a form of this stubborn infection from your patients—and vice versa? Here’s an overview of this increasingly common and concerning bacteria—consider it MRS 101. Kimberly S. Coyner, DVM, DACVD In the past 15 years, treatment of canine pyoderma and other infections in small animals has been made more difficult… Continue Reading

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