The latest in our series of One Health South Dakota seminars will focus on the efforts that health care providers and veterinarians undertake to prevent and manage pain – acute as well as chronic – in their patients.
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Weather conditions in the Northern Plains can present more than a few challenges for livestock producers. From below zero or blizzard conditions during winter or even spring, to heat waves in the summer months, farmers and ranchers need to be prepared for rapidly changing conditions to provide the best care for their livestock and minimize their risks of losses.
SDSU Extension publishes the Livestock Newsletter to provide South Dakota producers, industry professionals and consumers with timely research-based recommendations.
SDSU Extension, South Dakota Grassland Coalition, and the NRCS will be hosting a workshop on Feb 20 at the American Legion (3rd St E, Faith, SD 57626)
SDSU Extension, South Dakota Grassland Coalition, and the NRCS will be hosting a workshop on Feb 19 at the AmericInn (1981 E King St, Chamberlain, SD 57325).
SDSU Extension, South Dakota Grassland Coalition, and the NRCS will be hosting a workshop on Feb 18 at the 4-H Building (515 7th St, Ipswich, SD 57451).
Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) is among the most important pathogens affecting today’s beef and dairy cattle operations. Associated with reproductive, digestive, and respiratory illnesses in cattle, the virus can also create a congenital, persistent infection in calves, greatly aiding the virus’ spread within and between herds.
Structuring a calving program that best suites farm and ranch operations can be challenging. Of primary concern are: weather, labor, market timing, and animal health considerations, with weather possibly being the most volatile factor, as it ranges from challenging to catastrophic in some years.
Winter can present extra challenges for dairy producers and heifer growers as they try to keep calves alive and growing adequately in frigid temperatures.
Of all the germs associated with cattle illnesses during the challenging summer and fall, a pathogen that’s not one of the usual suspects has been identified in several cases of cattle death losses in Eastern South Dakota.