Tag Archives: Vet

Pregnancy testing is valuable tool

Writer: Dr. Joe Paschal, 361-265-9203, j-paschal@tamu.edu According to the National Animal Health Monitoring Survey conducted by the USDA a few years ago, only about 1/6of U.S. beef cattle producers regularly pregnancy test their cows after breeding season ends. That is lower than the percentage reported by ranchers in south Texas in a survey we conducted several years ago. More U.S. producers conduct a breeding soundness examination on their bulls than pregnancy test their cows, but not by much. I still prefer to palpate my cows for pregnancy. If… Read More →

TVMDL services support bovine Anaplasma marginale study published in Preventative Veterinary Medicine

The June issue of Preventative Veterinary Medicine features an article on “Seroprevalence of Anaplasma marginale in Texas Cattle.” The article is a collaboration between Texas A&M University System professionals: Thomas B. Hairgrove, DVM, and Ronald J. Gill, PhD, with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; Sandy Rodgers, MS, with the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL); and Thomas M. Craig, DVM, PhD, and Christine M. Budke, DVM, PhD, with the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVM). “Anaplasmosis has been a disease that cattle producers have… Read More →

Animal health experts meet at Texas A&M to discuss show animal health, emerging issues

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Veterinarians and animal health representatives from across Texas recently gathered at Texas A&M University’s O.D. Butler Jr. Animal Science Complex in College Station to discuss issues involving show animals and exhibitors. The daylong event was sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and department of animal science at Texas A&M. “The purpose of this meeting is to start dialogue with practicing vets about unique challenges facing exhibitors and show market animals,” said Dr. Ron Gill, AgriLife Extension Service beef… Read More →