calves

Teen contracts cowpox after feeding calves

· June 19, 2018

This week the BBC News shared a bizarre story of a teen who recently contracted cowpox on his hands after the calves he was feeding nibbled on his hands. The incident, which happened three months ago in Wales, was recently disclosed by a researcher at the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology in London. A viral disease in […]

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Six tips for keeping the herd bovine respiratory disease free

· May 15, 2018

DYK? Calves affected by bovine respiratory disease don’t grow as fast as their herdmates, are older at first calving, and have an increased risk of being culled before the end of their first lactation. Dr. Curt Vlietstra, professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim, offers six management pillars that can contribute to the success of young […]

Wisconsin dairy puts down 9 calves after dog attack

· April 24, 2018

A Grant County, Wisconsin dairy was forced to put down nine Holstein calves after a dog attack last week on their farm.  On Thursday at 6:22 A.M., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office was called to a dairy farm on Milner Ln. in Little Grant Township to investigate a dog attack on the farm’s Holstein calves. […]

Nevada Department of Ag warns public to leave calves alone

· March 23, 2018

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) has issued a reminder to Nevadans to let lone calves be. The NDA said when passersby see calves alone near roadways, the animals are often mistaken as abandoned and people unfamiliar with cattle ranching may not know that cows leave their calves alone while they graze. “Calf theft is […]

UNL researchers look to producer help in calf dwarfism study

· February 16, 2018

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are trying to uncover the cause of a novel form of severe, lethal dwarfism in calves and are asking for producer help. Dr. David Steffen (Veterinary Diagnostic Center) and Dr. Jessica Petersen (Department of Animal Science) are using veterinary and genomic tools to try to understand the cause of the abnormal, […]

Cattle thief swipes 34 calves from Iowa sale barn

· January 15, 2018

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office is investigating a cattle theft after 34 steer calves were taken from a pen inside an Iowa sale barn. According to KCCI Des Moines, Don Wolfe, who co-owns the Omaha/Red Oak Livestock Market with his son said the calves were taken from his property between 2:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. […]

South Dakota ranch offering reward after 5 calves shot to death

· August 29, 2017

It wasn’t a lightning strike or anthrax outbreak that wiped out five calves on the Kowalski Ranch near South Shore, South Dakota. It was bullets. Kristin Kowalski turned to Facebook over the weekend looking for answers: We have had 5 calves shot. We had the vet come out and confirm today. Each calf had multiple […]

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