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  • Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:58 PM
        Birdie, our yellow Labrador retriever, is not a good hunting dog. She does not like loud noises, so a gunshot sends her running in the wrong direction.
  • Monday, December 9, 2019 10:33 AM
        First, let’s define some terms.
        Septicemia means invasion of the bloodstream by pathogenic organisms. In calves, these are usually bacteria, though they could be viruses or parasites.
  • Monday, November 11, 2019 8:50 AM
        Bimodal milking is a result of delayed milk ejection (DME). In such cases, milk in the gland cistern empties into the claw.
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 12:51 PM
        For most of us, down cows are a downer. We do not like to see them. We feel bad for the animals; we worry they will never get up again, and we know that moving and caring for them will take extra work.
  • Monday, September 16, 2019 4:44 PM
        There are a variety of options for cows with chronic high somatic cell counts. You can sell them. You can ignore them and hope they get better.
  • Monday, August 12, 2019 9:39 AM
        For the purpose of this article, an animal welfare crisis is the release of a video to the media showing obvious mistreatment of cows or calves.
  • Monday, July 15, 2019 10:44 AM
        The short answer is yes. Minnesota loses a small number of cows each year, but mostly cows move from one farm to another.
  • Monday, June 10, 2019 9:45 AM
        Dr. Victor Cortese presented tips for proper vaccine use in cattle to the AABP New Graduate Conference in Columbus, Ohio in early 2019.
  • Monday, May 13, 2019 10:06 AM
    I had the opportunity to fill in for an absent herdsman and perform his daily fresh pen examinations.
  • Monday, April 15, 2019 10:21 AM
        In the old days, veterinarians dealt with a lot of emergencies on dairy farms. Today this is much less the case. It is not that cows and calves do not have emergencies, but that today’s farmers handle most themselves.
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