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    • Anaplasmosis in Beef Cattle 

      Whittier, W. Dee; Currin, Nancy; Currin, John F. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      Anaplasmosis is an infectious disease of cattle caused by several species of the blood parasite Anaplasma. A. marginale is the most common pathogen of cattle.
    • Beef Cow/Calf Herd Health Program and Calendar 

      Whittier, W. Dee; Currin, John F. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      Losses caused by disease represent a major obstacle to the profitability of many cow/calf beef operations. It is widely agreed that prevention rather than treatment is the most economical approach to keeping disease losses low.
    • Calving Emergencies in Beef Cattle: Identification and Prevention 

      Whittier, W. Dee; Currin, Nancy; Currin, John F.; Hall, John Burton, 1960- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      Calving difficulty, technically called dystocia, is a major cause of death loss in cow-calf herds. Studies indicate that dystocia is responsible for 33 percent of all calf losses and 15.4 percent of beef cattle breeding losses.
    • Current Strategies in Parasite Control in Virginia Beef Cattle 

      Whittier, W. Dee; Currin, John F. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      Many advances have been made in the field of livestock parasite control over the past few years. Because parasites decrease production, control of parasites can have a direct economic impact on beef cattle operations.
    • Estrus Synchronization for Heifers 

      Hall, John Burton, 1960-; Liles, Amanda Gail; Whittier, W. Dee (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      By using estrus synchronization and artificial insemination, you can increase the number of heifers calving early in the calving season, reduce dystocia, use superior sires, and increase calf weaning weights.
    • Feeder and Stocker Health and Management Practices 

      Whittier, W. Dee; Currin, John F. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      Disease represents a major problem in most feeder and stocker settings. Outbreaks of disease can result in as much as a 30% death loss. Treatment costs, feed efficiency losses, and labor necessary for treatment make disease ...
    • Foot Rot in Beef Cattle 

      Currin, John F.; Whittier, W. Dee; Currin, Nancy (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      Foot rot is a common disease of cattle that can cause severe lameness and decreased weight gain. Other common names for the disease are sore foot and foul foot.
    • GnRH Based Estrus Synchronization Systems for Beef Cows 

      Hall, John Burton, 1960-; Whittier, W. Dee; Myers, Jim; Cline, Mark Andrew; Cuddy, David (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      New systems of synchronizing estrus in cows for artificial insemination have been developed using Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH). These systems allow producers to artificially inseminate cows with little or no heat ...
    • Management of Cow-Calf Production on Reclaimed Surface-Mined Land 

      Whittier, W. Dee; Gerken, Hubert John, 1929-; Zipper, Carl E., 1948- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2002-10-12)
      Summarizes a number of cattle management issues that are important to mined-land cattle producers in Virginia.
    • Mycoplasma in Beef Cattle 

      Currin, John F.; Currin, Nancy; Whittier, W. Dee (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      Mycoplasma is a major cause of pneumonia and associated lameness in beef cattle. The frequency and severity of disease has been growing rapidly over the last decade.
    • Pinkeye in Beef Cattle 

      Whittier, W. Dee; Currin, John F.; Currin, Nancy (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      Pinkeye is one of the most common diseases of beef cattle in Virginia. Highly contagious, it results in mild to severe disease, causing blindness in approximately 2 percent of cases.
    • Predicting Bull Fertility 

      Whittier, W. Dee; Bailey, Thomas Lee, 1951- (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      Discusses the Breeding Soundness Examination, a valuable tool or predicting fertility of bulls and increasing herd reproductive performance.
    • Recognition and Treatment of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex 

      Currin, John F.; Whittier, W. Dee (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      The recognition and treatment of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex is vital to the economic well-being of the stocker cattle producer.
    • Strategic Use of Antibiotics in Stocker Cattle 

      Currin, John F. (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2005-09-01)
      Bovine respiratory disease complex remains the most important health issue facing stocker-cattle producers. This publication discusses the use of antibiotics in treating BRDC.