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Information on beef cattle health, including hoof health, colostrum and weaning, toxic weeds, Johne’s Disease, foot and mouth disease, heat and cold stress and vaccines. Tips on bison production, nitrate toxicity and livestock transportation.
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Beef Management Workshop: Heifer Management Strategies
Beef Management Workshop: Heifer Management Strategies - Workshops Workshops
$15.00
The Beef Management Workshop Series will cover topical beef production and management topics. More
Disease Prevention on the Farm: Personal Hygiene
Disease Prevention on the Farm: Personal Hygiene - Videos Videos

Disease Prevention on the Farm: Personal Hygiene

Elizabeth Hines, Ginger D Fenton, PhD, Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS

6:04

Good personal hygiene on the farm can help keep you and your animals healthy. Learn personal hygiene practices you can follow to prevent the spread of disease. More
Tick on horse Photo Credit: Erika Machtinger
Protecting Livestock Against Ticks in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Protecting Livestock Against Ticks in Pennsylvania

Erika Machtinger, Hayley R. Springer

Many species of tick can be found on livestock and horses in Pennsylvania, particularly animals that spend some time in pastures. More
Photo credit: Jessica Williamson
Reducing the Risk of Nitrate and Prussic Acid Poisoning in Livestock - Articles Articles

Reducing the Risk of Nitrate and Prussic Acid Poisoning in Livestock

乐动体育注册 Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

Nitrate and Prussic Acid poisoning can be dangers to ruminant livestock when feeding warm season annual forages during certain times of the year. More
It is important to check the eyes of cattle regularly for pinkeye. (Photo credit: PA Beef Producers Working Group via Michelle Kunnjapu)
It's Pinkeye Season Again - Articles Articles

It's Pinkeye Season Again

乐动体育注册 Daniel M. Kniffen, John Maas

Not only has pinkeye (Moraxella Bovis) reared its ugly head again this year it has brought its big brother to the fight, Moraxella Bovoculi. Get your veterinarian’s advice about prevention before the outbreak. More
Pastured Livestock Production
Pastured Livestock Production - Workshops Workshops
The Pastured Livestock Production workshop is an educational day and pasture walk for livestock producers who operate predominantly on a pasture-based housing and nutrition system. More
Figure 1. Key areas for evaluation on the beef cow are the backbone, ribs, hooks, pin bones, tailhead, and brisket.
Body Condition Score as a Nutritional Management Tool - Articles Articles

Body Condition Score as a Nutritional Management Tool

乐动体育注册 Tara L. Felix, Tiago Brandao Freitas, Alfredo DiCostanzo

Body condition score (BCS) is an easy-to-use tool that describes the relative fatness of beef cattle. More
Poison hemlock in the spring time along a fencerow. Image from Ohio State University.
Livestock Producers Should Recognize and Manage Poison Hemlock - Articles Articles

Livestock Producers Should Recognize and Manage Poison Hemlock

乐动体育注册 Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

“This is the time of year when you start to notice poison hemlock. Best management practices should take place before it flowers, produces more seed, and continues to spread”. More
Fall Means Time to Wean for Most Pennsylvania Beef Producers
Fall Means Time to Wean for Most Pennsylvania Beef Producers - Articles Articles
Choose the weaning protocol that best matches your management style and facilities. This choice can make a big difference in the stress levels of your cows, your calves and you. More
Grass Tetany Can Be a Killer
Grass Tetany Can Be a Killer - Articles Articles
Early spring when the grass is growing is a dangerous time in pastures because of the hidden danger of grass tetany. More
4-H Livestock Biosecurity Tips Fact Sheet
4-H Livestock Biosecurity Tips Fact Sheet - Articles Articles

4-H Livestock Biosecurity Tips Fact Sheet

乐动体育注册 Capri Stiles-Mikesell

Biosecurity benchmarks to help keep you and your animals safe. More
Beef Production and Management
Beef Production and Management - Online Courses Online Courses

Beef Production and Management

7

19 hours

$139.00
This online course about raising beef cattle covers breeds, establishing facilities, nutrition and reproduction, and marketing and finances. More
Biosecurity Overview
Biosecurity Overview - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Overview

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Farm Biosecurity: Management practices to minimize or prevent the transmission of disease within and between herds and flocks. More
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel and Visitors
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel and Visitors - Articles Articles
A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk of individuals to dairy herds. More
Biosecurity Fundamentals
Biosecurity Fundamentals - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Fundamentals

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH

The basics of disease biosecurity, why a biosecurity plan should be implemented, and how to get a plan in motion. More
Adapted from John Herrick, Iowa State University, Extension Veterinarian
Cold Stress and Beef Cattle - Articles Articles
Be prepared to handle and transport cattle appropriately in cold weather. The cold, wet and wind of winter weather present a different set of challenges. More
Calf fitted with a device to keep it from nursing its dam.
Reducing Stress at Weaning - Articles Articles

Reducing Stress at Weaning

乐动体育注册 Tara L. Felix

Ensuring your calves are healthy, by reducing stress, will improve their performance in the feedlot and improve your relationship with your buyers. More
Livestock Transportation
Livestock Transportation - Videos Videos

Livestock Transportation

Robert E. Mikesell, Dr. Elizabeth Santini

3:26

How to safely move between facilities, to another farm or to a livestock market, during livestock transportation. More
cows
Cattle Euthanasia - Videos Videos

Cattle Euthanasia

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

6:04

This video will help the viewer determine the most ideal time for euthanasia, and instruction on how to choose and perform appropriate euthanasia techniques. More
Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) - Risk Posed by the Importation of Meat (beef) Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) - Risk Posed by the Importation of Meat (beef) - Articles
What is the risk of importing Food and Mouth Disease in imported beef? More
Note: everyone is wearing protective booties in an effort to minimize biosecurity risk
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Livestock Exhibitions - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Livestock Exhibitions

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, David R. Wolfgang, VMD, MPH DABVP-Dairy

A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk at Livestock Exhibitions. More
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Biosecurity is a series of measures implemented to prevent or reduce the introduction and spread of infectious disease pathogens. The provided checklists help determine the biosecurity risk of individuals and animals. More
Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm
Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm - Articles Articles

Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm

乐动体育注册 Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Information about disinfectants commonly used on the farm for disease control. More
Biosecurity - A Practical Approach
Biosecurity - A Practical Approach - Articles Articles

Biosecurity - A Practical Approach

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Biosecurity is a set of practices employed to prevent the importation of infectious organisms into a herd or flock, and their transmission between animals. More
Johne's Disease Contacts Johne's Disease Contacts - Articles

Johne's Disease Contacts

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Contact information for various people involved with Johne's Disease efforts in Pennsylvania. More
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