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Pinkeye in Beef Cattle, Treatment and Prevention

Pinkeye, also known as infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), is one of the most common diseases of beef cattle in Virginia. It is a highly contagious disease, causing inflammation of the cornea (the clear outer layer) and conjunctiva (the pink membrane lining the eyelids) of the eye. It will also cause ulceration, which looks like a

Cattle Fattening Tips

Cattle raising is not a popular income generating projects, despite the high marketability of cattle meat. In fact, cattle farmers are found only in Batangas, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Masbate, Mindoro, Iloilo and Cotabato. Most of these operators are small- scale raisers fattening only two to three heads at a time. Cattle fattening offers several advantages to

Alternative Feeds for Cattle

Feed represents the largest single production expense for cattle operations. There are many different feedstuffs that can be included in rations for cattle, and there is nothing special about particular ingredients. What matters is the nutrients they provide. While beef producers rely heavily upon forages for the basis of a feeding program, forages often must

Raising Cattles in Backyard

Cow-Calf Operation Cows and bulls are raised to produce calves in this type of operation. Calves are then raised until they are weaned from their dams at seven to eight months of age. After weaning, they can be sold immediately, or raised for a few more months for use as replacement stocks or sold for

Managing Heat Stress in Cattles

Most of the dairy cattle which provide the commercial milk supply in Asia are imported breeds such as Jersey and Holstein. They originated in temperate countries, and their optimum temperature range is 5-23°C. Temperatures in Asian countries are often much higher than this. In tropical countries, temperatures are generally in the thirties, and for short