Climatic conditions such as snow, rain, heat or humidity can affect the ability of the animal to resist a certain disease or succumb to it. Plentiful moisture during the grazing season might contribute to what could be called a “bad year” for a certain cattle disease: pinkeye.
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Calving season is always an exciting time, but it gets a little more exciting when we have an abnormal calf be born.
Tuberculosis was found in a South Dakota cattle herd last fall, and veterinarians say the disease has now spread to Nebraska.
Many cow-calf producers who don’t raise their own replacement females probably will be purchasing bred heifers or cows in the next few months, if they haven’t already done so.
Have you ever had a thin cow with diarrhea that would not put on weight? If so, you might have been dealing with Johne’s disease.
There have been some reports lately of dead deer in our area in east-central South Dakota.
West River cattle producers are dealing with a disease that causes cows to lose their calves and the animals’ owners to suffer economic losses.
A reproductive disease of cattle that can be economically devastating for ranchers has been diagnosed in another South Dakota cattle herd.