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Specific Diseases

Specific Diseases The topics below are described in detail in the Cow-Calf Management Guide and Cattle Producer's Library.

Antibiotic Metaphylaxis to Control Respiratory Disease
It is possible that many antibiotics cattle producers rely on today will be lost in the future. For this reason it becomes important for cattle producers to carefully consider how they select and use antibiotics. Included is a guide for judicious use of antimicrobials in cattle.



Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease): What Is Our Situation in America?
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or what the news media refer to as “mad cow disease,” has been recognized for nearly 20 years as a devastating disease of cattle. What is our situation regarding BSE in the United States? This paper answers that question, helps producers recognize symptoms, and presents a history of the disease.

Additional topics
  • Anthrax: A Guide for Livestock Producers 
  • Bluetongue in Cattle 
  • Bovine Anaplasmosis 
  • Bovine Respiratory Disease 
  • Brisket: Pulmonary Artery Pressure as a Tool for Managing Brisket Disease 
  • Brucellosis Considerations for Western Beef Herds 
  • BVD: Control or Eradication of BVD from a Beef Herd 
  • “Cancer Eye”—Its Treatment and Prevention 
  • Clostridial Diseases 
  • Coccidiosis in Beef Cattle 
  • Foot Rot of Cattle 
  • Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis 
  • Johne’s: Some Questions and Answers About Johne’s Disease in Cattle 
  • Johne’s: Critical Management Points for Prevention and Control of Johne’s Disease in Cattle 
  • Leptospirosis: A Disease That Never Left the Field 
  • Lumpy Jaw and Wooden Tongue in Cattle 
  • Mycoplasma Infections 
  • Parasites: Internal Parasites of Cattle 
  • Parasites: External Parasites: Economic Impact, Control, and Prevention 
  • Pinkeye 
  • Trichomoniasis (venereal disease) 
  • Vibriosis (Campylobacteriosis) (venereal disease)