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Common Cattle Parasites
This publication discusses common internal and external parasites in cattle: hairworms, lung worms, liver flukes, coccidia, horn flies, lice and grubs. Preventive and treatment methods are also covered.
Protecting Cattle from Horn Flies
Horn flies are the most damaging insect to cattle in Texas. This publication explains biological, cultural and chemical methods of controlling horn flies. Various insecticides used to suppress horn flies are listed
Suppression of Stable Flies on Cattle
Large populations of stable flies can substantially reduce the income of beef and dairy producers. This publication explains how to suppress stable flies effectively and economically.
Synchronizing Estrus in Cattle
Cattle producers can synchronize estrus (heat) to breed fertile females rapidly. The manipulation of the reproductive process reduces the need to detect estrus, creates a more uniform calf crop, and shortens the breeding ...
Determining Pregnancy in Cattle
The process of palpating to determine pregnancy in cattle and the equipment used during palpation are described and illustrated in this bulletin. The female reproductive system is discussed, along with the developmental ...
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a complex of disease syndromes occuring throughout the United States and the other major cattle-producing areas of the world. It affects cattle and some wild ruminants. This ...
Reproductive Diseases in Cattle
This publication describes prevention measures, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for the most common reproductive diseases in cattle: brucellosis (Bang's disease); leptospirosis; infectious bovine rhinotracheitis ...
Assisting Difficult Calving
Calving difficulty is frequently caused by disproportionate size--the calf is too big for the birth canal. This publication discusses the stages of labor, how to assist in delivery and what to do after the delivery of a calf.
This publication explains how people can prepare for a terrorist attack that uses anthrax. It discusses the reasons anthrax might be used in a bioterrorist attack and lists symptoms of anthrax infection in people and signs ...
Recognizing and Handling Calving Problems
This guide explains the calving process and gives instructions for assisting the cow and calf during and after calving. Various stages of pregnancy are illustrated.