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Beef Articles and Videos

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Dairy Articles and Videos

View our news articles and videos to learn what’s new in the dairy industry as it relates to topics like vaccinations, mastitis, reproduction, technology and more.

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Safe-Guard for deworming

Set a deworming strategy now for success over winter

It’s never too early to start thinking about your fall deworming strategy. Here’s why you should get a head start for winter success.

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Dairy calves

Optimizing immune function in neonatal calves

Vaccinating a newborn calf doesn’t mean it is immediately protected. Learn about other contributing factors to various diseases and how to prevent infection.

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Giving a vaccine to beef cattle

How do we keep antibiotics working?

The list of new antibiotics for cattle isn’t growing. From prevention to detection and treatment, learn about the Health for Animals association’s roadmap to keeping cattle healthy.

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Calves in hutches

Checklist for newborn calves moving to hutches

The beginning of a calf’s life can dramatically impact the future. Use this checklist for moving calves to hutches to improve immune function and minimize disease risks.

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Preventing pinkeye in dairy cows

Three-prong approach helps put a stop to pinkeye

A comprehensive IBK management plan is critical prior to pinkeye season to prevent infection in cattle. Learn how to develop an effective plan.

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Economics of extending days on feed: live, carcass or grid sales

See the results of a trial that tested the economics of increasing days-on-feed and takeaways for your feeding and implant program.

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Top five reasons to implant calves at weaning

From economic benefits to ease of use, discover five key reasons to implant calves before they head to the feedlot.

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Elevate care to protect against BRD

Protecting cattle against BRD begins with good animal husbandry practices and a comprehensive vaccine program.

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Deworming cattle to maximize performance

Deworming to maximize cattle performance

Parasites negatively impact the overall health and performance of cattle. Learn how to deworm beef cattle for maximum efficacy in four key steps.

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Preconditioning calves

Precondition for healthier, higher-value calves

One of the most effective strategies to improve calves’ health and performance is by implementing preconditioning programs.

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Herd Health Manager, new tool for customizing herd health plans

New tool for customizing dairy herd health plans

This new online tool for dairy herd health management guides producers and their veterinarians to build a customized herd health plan. Discover how it works.

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Milk culturing for mastitis

Milk culturing matters for mastitis management

Milk culturing helps identify the causes of clinical mastitis to help you adjust mastitis treatment protocols and improve udder health management.

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Feed deworming cattle

Feed dewormers are an easy and viable option for summer parasite management

Learn about the effectiveness of cattle feed dewormers for summer parasite management.

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Cattle health technologies that improve sustainability

Cattle health technologies help producers advance their operation’s sustainability

Learn about some of the new products and technologies available today that improve sustainability in the cattle industry.

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AROVYN™ cattle antibiotic

New antibiotic option for BRD, pinkeye and foot rot now available

A new antibiotic that treats BRD, foot rot and pinkeye is now FDA approved. See how it can help treat some of the most common cattle disease challenges.

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Preconditioning program for healthier calves

Maximize your preconditioning program for healthier, higher-value calves

Preconditioning programs help boost calves’ immune systems and health status. Learn about vaccines that can help maximize your program.

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Jordan Matthews from Rosy Lane

Rosy-Lane shares keys to reproductive success

Jordan Matthews, owner and manager at Rosy-Lane, highlights three keys to their success in producing reproductively efficient dairy cows. 

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Improving dairy heifer reproduction efficiency

Use these data insights to improve heifer reproduction efficiency

A deep dive into your herd records may hold insights to help improve heifer reproduction efficiency, ensure adequate replacement numbers and add value to your operation.

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Dairy cow

Choose the right vaccine for calf scours protection

Colostrum management is a critical factor in raising healthy dairy calves. By choosing the right vaccine, you reduce the risk of calf scours.

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Benefits of using an internal sealant

Benefits of using an internal teat sealant in dry cow management

Dairy cows are at risk of developing a new intramammary infection (IMI) during the dry period. Learn how internal teat sealants can prevent infection.

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Dairy heifers

Deworming dairy replacement heifers: Testing, treatments and timing

An effective deworming strategy for dairy replacement heifers involves testing, choosing the right treatments and treatment timing. Discover how to achieve success.

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Evaluating parasite control for cattle

Evaluating parasite control: Get a free FERCT kit

Cattle producers should regularly adjust internal parasite control methods. The FERCT kit offers a standardized diagnostic tool to test manure for eggs.

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Predicting and managing BRD in cattle with technology

Advancing cattle health through real-time, actionable data

Advancing beef cattle health starts with new technologies including access to actionable data. Discover what’s in store for the future.

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Proper ear tagging for dairy calves

Proper ear tagging techniques for dairy calves

Refresh your knowledge of proper dairy calf ear tagging techniques with the most recent recommendations for application, timing, and placement.

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Successful mastitis treatment

Know the unknowns for successful mastitis treatment

Understanding the known and unknown variables will help uncover the best mastitis treatment decisions for each dairy cow.

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Risks and financial impact of calf respiratory disease

Assessing the risks and financial impact of calfhood respiratory disease

With the prevalence of pneumonia and other respiratory diseases in calves, identify and manage risk factors to help prevent losses.

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Culture of care dairy training course

Why a culture of care is important for dairy operations

A new Dairy Care365® online training module from Merck Animal Health helps dairies establish a culture that prioritizes respect for both animals and workers.

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