Cattle Press Releases

Three Dairy Producers Recognized for Judicious Use of Antibiotics

DULUTH, Georgia (October 12, 2017) – Boehringer Ingelheim recognized three dairy producers who demonstrated their commitment to the well-being of animals, consumers and the industry with the judicious use of antibiotics in their Producers for Progress recognition program.

Deworming Program Integral to Herd Health

DULUTH, Georgia (October 2, 2017) — You’re spending hard-earned money on dewormers. But are they working hard for you? If you’re using the same product over and over, the wrong product for your operation, or the right product at the wrong time, the answer may be no.

Dr. Doug Ensley, technical marketing manager with Boehringer Ingelheim, said dewormers are the most overlooked aspect of many herd health programs, but also one of the most important.

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Survey: Dairy Producers Strive for Judicious Use of Mastitis Antibiotics

DULUTH, Georgia (August 28, 2017) – According to a recent survey, dairy producers are changing their protocols or practices when it comes to mastitis. More than 60 percent of survey respondents said they have changed their mastitis treatment protocols in the last few years to be more judicious with their antibiotic use. So, what’s driving that change?

New Applicator Gun Offers Easy and Accurate Deworming

DULUTH, Georgia (July 24, 2017) – Cattle producers now have another weapon in their arsenal against parasites. Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) introduced a new applicator gun for its Synanthic® (oxfendazole) bovine dewormer suspension. The applicator gun allows cattle producers to more easily and accurately deworm their cattle against damaging internal parasites.

6 Practices to Reduce the Impact of Pinkeye

(DULUTH, Georgia–July 11, 2017) — Once one animal in the herd has Moraxella bovis (pinkeye), it can be difficult to stop the spread of this contagious disease. Pinkeye annually effects more than 10 million calves in the United States with an estimated economic loss of more than $150 million. The infection is important to watch for, as it significantly lowers calf growth rate, and can lead to blindness if left untreated.

Develop protocols to reduce mastitis in your herd

by Linda Tikofsky, DVM
Professional Services Veterinarian, Dairy
Boehringer Ingelheim

The dairy industry is conditioned to grab a tube and treat every case of mastitis that comes along. But, in reality, all mastitis cases are not created equal, and treating all cases the same can mean you’re wasting time, milk and money. Since many mastitis cases will self-cure or are caused by pathogens that won’t respond to antibiotic treatment, determining the specific pathogen causing the mastitis before you treat can ensure you choose the most effective treatment.

Trich Remains Costly Disease for Beef Producers

While states like Colorado have reported a reduction in the number of cases of trichomoniasis, Dr. Robert Larson, professor at Kansas State University, said we still have a long way to go to eliminate the disease from U.S. cattle herds. “This is a disease that causes greater losses than any other disease we’ve seen from a reproductive standpoint,” said Dr. Larson.

BQA Free Certification Period Announced

During the 2016 Annual Cattle Industry Convention, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), announced a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) free-certification period — from now through April 15. Beef and dairy producers can take advantage of free BQA certification online courtesy of BIVI and the BQA program, which is funded in part by the beef checkoff. Register today and complete your certification at your own convenience.

Dairies Can Save Thousands with Strategic Mastitis Treatment

Reducing mastitis treatment costs by tens of thousands of dollars is possible, according to a new study from Cornell University. This study identifies a more calculated approach to mastitis treatments that reduces the overall amount of antibiotics needed. Not only does this new approach provide excellent cure rates, it is more cost-effective for dairy producers.

“The results should change the way dairies look at mastitis treatment,” continues Dr. Tikosfky. “There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups in clinical cure, next-test-day milk production, somatic cell counts or risk of culling. But the days out of the bulk tank were much higher for the blanket therapy group, at almost nine days versus seven days for the culture group.”

The study concludes that the additional cost of unnecessary antibiotics, combined with the amount of milk discarded, can cost dairy producers more than $32,000 per 1,000 cows.

Bovine Veterinarians Stampede Through New Orleans

The streets of the Big Easy experienced a herd of running cattle veterinarians in the AABP Stampede 5K presented by Cydectin®, held at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Annual Convention from Sept. 17–19, 2015, in New Orleans. The event raises funds to support the AABP Amstutz Scholarship for bovine veterinary students. In all, a record 199 bovine veterinarians and veterinary students from 32 states and six countries participated in this year’s 3.1 miler.