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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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Keep bovine coronavirus (BCV) on your radar

Bovine coronavirus can negatively impact dairy health and farm profits. Learn about prevention and treatment strategies for your calves.

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New Allflex® CleanVax™ optimizes intranasal vaccination

Merck Animal Health Allflex® CleanVax™ nozzles and shields enhance calf comfort and hygiene while providing clean and convenient intranasal vaccine administration.

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Is your deworming program working?

Maximize cattle performance with five steps you can use for your deworming program.

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Building BRD resilience in young calves

Maximize cattle performance with five steps you can use for your deworming program.

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How internal parasites impact cattle immunity and vaccine efficacy

Learn how internal parasites in beef cattle impact the immune system and how producers can adjust their deworming strategy for prevention.

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Keep bovine coronavirus (BCV) on your radar

The effects of bovine coronavirus can be detrimental to cattle health and profitability. Learn about prevention and treatment strategies.

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Nebraska producer relies on CleanVax™ to optimize intranasal vaccination

A Nebraska cattle producer shares why he leverages CleanVax™ to optimize intranasal vaccination.

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FAQs: BANAMINE® TRANSDERMAL (flunixin transdermal solution)

Discover answers to your questions about our flunixin transdermal solution, Banamine® Transdermal.

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How to set cows up for success at preg-check

Discover how developing a cow preg-check process can help keep your cows healthy and support a successful calving season.

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Best practices to prepare for BRD season

Fall is a great time to review and update bovine respiratory disease (BRD) prevention protocols for your cattle. Learn about the latest best practices.

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BRD: diagnose and treat early for better outcomes

Your calves can still be impacted by bovine respiratory disease (BRD) even with prevention plans. Learn about reducing lung damage using early diagnosis and treatment.

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Tips to sharpen your dry-off practices

Dairies often struggle with completing dry-off practices consistently. Read through our expert tips to strengthen your dry cow management.

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Pain control in cattle: the right thing to do

Pain management is important for sustainable cattle production. Learn about a trustworthy pain control option for beef cattle and the science behind how it works.

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Why don’t my calves sell for more?

Increasing the value of your calf crop begins with evaluating management decisions, programs and health protocols for a better understanding of how they impact overall revenue.

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Brush up on ear tagging techniques

Brush up on your cattle ear tagging skills by studying new practices and technologies. These recent introductions help make the process safer and easier.

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Preweaning and weaning vaccination efforts that pay off

Preweaning and weaning calf vaccination both work to protect against respiratory disease issues. Learning about these topics can improve fall profits.

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One-and-done implants deliver pounds with less labor, stress

Find out the benefits of two one-and-done cattle implant options – including improved performance and labor savings.

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Milk quality triumphs in challenging times

Meet dairy farmers using a selective dry cow treatment program and learn about the impact on milk quality and mastitis cases.

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Do not overlook deworming for heifers on pasture

It’s important to develop a deworming strategy for your summer replacement heifers. Read this article to learn the five steps guiding successful cattle deworming.

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Pain control in cattle: the right thing to do

Pain management is important in cattle production. BANAMINE® TRANSDERMAL is the only FDA-approved solution for controlling pain in food-producing animals.

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Experts explore the complexities of pinkeye, how to reduce impact

Read our recommended combination approach to help prevent pinkeye in cattle.

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Summer deworming benefits without a chute trip

Choosing the right dewormers during the summer months is important for successful grazing programs. Read about the benefits of deworming cattle.

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VISION® vaccines lead the way in clostridial protection

Explore VISION® clostridial vaccines that work to protect cattle from the highly fatal blackleg disease.

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Finding a better way to vaccinate young dairy calves

After decades of believing vaccinating young dairy calves is ineffective, a study shows that they do respond to vaccines. Learn more about vaccination timing for dairy calves and the way efficacy trials are conducted.

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Producer panel: sustainability in beef production

Hear from cattle producers as they share how they’re improving the sustainability of beef cattle production within their operations. Read about the role of animal health in their sustainability plans and the advice they have for other producers.

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What’s changing with cattle implants in 2023?

Hear from Dan Thomson, D.V.M., Ph.D., as he shares the upcoming FDA changes for beef cattle implants and how they will impact the industry.

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Dr. Todd Bilby.

Value of synchronizing bull-bred cows and first-calf heifers

Reproductive efficiency is crucial to increasing profits. Learn from Dr. Todd Bilby about the benefits of synchronizing bull-bred cows and first-calf heifers as he answers questions about optimizing reproductive health.

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