Implementing Antibiotic Stewardship at the Farm Level

farm_stewardshipJuly 14, 2015

This post is part of a series that focuses on understanding antibiotic resistance, defining what antibiotic stewardship means and how cattle producers can be better stewards of antibiotic use. Brian Lubbers, D.V.M., Ph.D., Diplomate ACVCP, director of the Microbial Surveillance Lab, a unit of the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, is a contributor for this series. Continue reading

Collaborative Efforts to Better Understand Antibiotic Resistance

In the Microbial Surveillance Lab, bacteria from cattle nasal swabs are identified and tested for resistance to antibiotics used in animal health. Photo by Emily Surdez, K-State Olathe

June 30, 2015

This post is part of a series that focuses on understanding antibiotic resistance, defining what antibiotic stewardship means and how cattle producers can be better stewards of antibiotic use. Brian Lubbers, D.V.M., Ph.D., Diplomate ACVCP, director of the Microbial Surveillance Lab, a unit of the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, is a contributor for this series. Continue reading

Understanding Antibiotic Resistance, Impact on Treating BRD

June 16, 2015

A blood agar plate containing Mannheimia haemolytica, one of the bacterium that causes BRD

A blood agar plate containing Mannheimia haemolytica, one of the bacterium that causes BRD

With this post, we begin a series that focuses on understanding antibiotic resistance, defining what antibiotic stewardship means and how cattle producers can be better stewards of antibiotic use. Brian Lubbers, D.V.M., Ph.D., Diplomate ACVCP, director of the Microbial Surveillance Lab, a unit of the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, is a contributor for this series. Continue reading

Data Shows Need for Due Diligence in Optimizing Calf Health

RW2_8459 1June 2, 2015

In this post, we look at the value of a vaccination program in helping calves achieve optimum performance in a feedyard setting. Larry Corah, Ph.D., M.S., vice president of Certified Angus Beef LLC, is a guest blogger. Continue reading