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Awareness and record-keeping important to ensuring well-being of elderly horses
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Improvements in health care and nutrition have increased the lifespan of horses and their number of useful years, but management decisions about an elderly equine’s well-being remain a largely individualized focus.
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Chute-side vaccine cooler a useful tool for cattle producers
STILLWATER, Okla. – A few simple steps can help cattle producers become more effective in battling respiratory disease in their herd, get full value of any vaccine they purchase and possibly increase their operational profit in the process.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
A few tips about how many heifers to keep
PURCELL, Oklahoma – Experienced cow-calf producers know firsthand the constant challenge in evaluating the number of replacement heifers that must be developed or purchased to bring into the herd each year.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
Prussic acid and nitrate poisoning are concerns after a light frost
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Cooler temperatures are coming into Oklahoma about three weeks ahead of what is typical for late October and early November, meaning temperatures could stress certain forage plants and make them potentially toxic to livestock.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
A cow’s bad temperament can result in poor profits
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – October is a traditional weaning and culling time for spring-calving herds, meaning producers need to decide which cows no longer are helpful to the operation and which heifer calves will be kept for future replacements.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
Test for nitrate levels before cutting summer annuals for hay
STILLWATER, Okla. – Hot summer weather means Oklahoma forage producers should be testing their summer annuals before cutting them for hay, especially for those areas of the state suffering from drought conditions.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
Follow BQA guidelines when treating and selling cows
STILLWATER, Okla. – The summertime season is a time when many cattle producers see infectious ailments such as foot rot and eye infections affecting their beef cows, with treatment involving the use of antibiotics.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
Chute-side vaccine cooler a useful tool for cattle producers
STILLWATER, Okla. – A few simple steps can help cattle producers become more effective in battling respiratory disease in their herd, get full value of any vaccine they purchase and possibly increase their operational profit in the process.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
Pregnancy rates in cattle a ‘lowly heritable trait’
STILLWATER, Okla. – As cow-calf producers evaluate growing programs for replacement heifers and their impact on long-term productivity of the herd, it is important to remember that both the genetic makeup of the heifer and environment in which she is raised will affect her ability to reproduce and raise progeny.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu
2017 rules means mineral supplementation for cattle may need VFD as well
STILLWATER, Okla. – Cow-calf operators not only need to regularly check their mineral feeders or blocks to be certain they are supplying the minerals cows need, they need to ensure Veterinary Feed Directive management aspects are met as well.
Located in Users / donald.stotts@okstate.edu

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