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

How Often Do You Review Your Calf Vaccination Protocols?

May 19, 2015

 

How to Work with Your Veterinarian

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We’ve all heard this ad nauseam, but it is especially true of bovine respiratory disease (BRD). Once we are behind the eight ball, “a pound of cure” often isn’t enough. That is why working with your veterinarian is so important.

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