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Bob had to do a c-section on this show heifer -- she had a huge calf! The weather has been so brutally cold, he kept the cow and calf at the clinic overnight. Dr. Brennan tried to milk the cow, but...
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Bob preg-checked 280 cows in three hours this morning on a hilly farm in southern Warren County. I followed him out there to take photos. It was foggy, the roads were gravel with twists and turns,...
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Dairy farmers typically call the vet around 4 a.m, or milking time. Milk fever, or hypcalcemia, is a common emergency. At calving time, large amounts of calcium are removed from the cow's blood...
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Keep your cows healthy, warm, and well-fed by following these suggestions for a successful winter!
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Meet some of the cattle, dogs, chickens, and other animals our readers adore. These photos were shared in our online gallery and on our Facebook page.
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This micro-creamery specializes in the local touch
Karen and Jake Fairbairn of Arkville, New York, wanted to handle every facet of owning and running a micro-creamery; milking the cows, making gelato mix, and freezing the finished product. Gelato is...
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Bob is hearing from clients that are running out of hay. Cattle auctions in some parts of the Midwest are flooded with cows, as producers hit with drought last summer liquidate herds. Some farmers...
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Monitor newly-weaned calves and new stock for respiratory disease
Radio interview source: Dr. Richard Linhart, DVM, Pfizer/Zoetis Animal Health Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Stress can make anyone sick, even cattle. Calves that have...
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Yes! Research shows cow temperament affects reproduction
Sometimes we wonder if that cow rattling the chute is worth keeping. Recent research suggests maybe not, said Elaine Grings, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Management & Production Specialist. Grings...
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Nobody works harder than a dairy farmer. Bob was called out yesterday to treat a cow at Jim Schimelfenig's farm. Jim is one of only three dairy farmers left in our county. I'm not sure how...

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