February 9, 2016

By Justin Welsh, D.V.M.

Whether you’re hauling a single animal or a pot load of cattle, effective stockmanship practices are critical when loading, transporting and unloading cattle to ensure there isn’t a disruption in the animals’ health, soundness and performance. Continue reading

Stockmanship at the Feedlot

Post2_pen2January 5, 2016

By Justin Welsh, D.V.M.

In the last installment, I wrote about CreatingConnections™ – a program that helps producers better understand cattle behavior and how to use that knowledge to enhance animal health and well-being. Continue reading

CreatingConnections: Helping Continuously Improve Stockmanship

CCwebsiteDecember 15, 2015

By Justin Welsh, D.V.M.

To make it easier for veterinarians and producers to emphasize and continuously improve on vital stockmanship skills and reiterate their importance to everyone who works with the animals, Merck Animal Health developed its CreatingConnections™ initiative. Continue reading

VFD Impact: Four Suggestions for Getting Ready

November 17, 2015

By Brian Lubbers, D.V.M., Ph.D., Diplomate ACVCP, director of the Microbial Surveillance Lab at Kansas State University

In the previous post, we looked at some of the major changes that will come with the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). While the rule won’t be in full effect until Jan. 1, 2017, veterinarians and producers can start planning and preparing now to transition to practices that are aligned with the mandate. Continue reading