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Mycotoxins 101

Source: Beef Cattle Research Council For beef producers, mycotoxins are often a hidden problem. They are invisible, colourless and odourless. They are difficult to detect and often cause significant damage before they are identified and managed. The source of mycotoxins most relevant...
Source: Government of Saskatchewan Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), also known as scab, is a fungal disease of small cereal grains including wheat, corn, barley, rye, oats, triticale, canary seed and some forage grasses. Favourable Conditions for FHB The disease overwinters in the...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Factsheet written by: Neil Anderson - Lead Veterinarian - Disease Prevention,Ruminants/OMAFRA Horns and Their Growth Horns are the pairs of hard, bonelike, permanent growths projecting from the heads of cattle. They grow from a...
Source: VBP+ Introduction Antimicrobials have been important tools in the control of infectious diseases since the 1950s. Their use in veterinary medicine has improved the health and welfare of animals. Antimicrobial use has also contributed to the production of meat, milk,...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Body condition, or the amount of body fat an animal is carrying, is one management indicator that can be used to predict herd fertility and determine feeding programs. This factsheet is intended to make producers...
Source: Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Jose Perez-Casal For 10,000 years, the bacterium Mycoplasma mycoides has infected goats, cows and other livestock, annihilating entire herds in days. In sub-Saharan Africa, the disease, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia CBPP or “lung plague,” is still difficult...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives So you’ve got all your feed put up, know how much you’ve got and now want to determine how to best use it to feed your animals.  To do so, feed testing and...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ Management objective: To maintain the breeding herd in good productive condition, as economically as possible. Points to Remember Both critical and non-critical feed periods must be considered when planning the winter feeding program. The non-critical feed...
From the September 17, 2018 issue of Agri-News A lack of moisture has curtailed pasture and hay production in many areas of Alberta this year. Dean Dyck, farm business management specialist at the Alberta Ag Info Centre, compares buying feed...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council, www.BeefResearch.ca Corn grazing is becoming more popular across Canada because producers can grow more biomass on less land. If you are planning on grazing corn this winter, here are 5 tips to help you make the...
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