Cattle Press Releases

Is Your Farm a Good Candidate for Selective Dry Cow Therapy?

Prostaglandin Choice Can Improve Synchronization Success

DULUTH, Georgia. (August 15, 2019) — “For dairy producers, controlling reproduction is one of the fastest ways to make an economic impact,” stated Stephen Foulke, DVM, DABVP, Boehringer Ingelheim. “And the key to successful breeding is making sure we achieve complete luteal regression as quickly as possible.” 

Preparing Cattle for Breeding

Disappointed in Average Daily Gains on Your Operation? Parasites May Be to Blame.

DULUTH, Georgia. (Aug. 15, 2019) — It’s no secret that heavy worm loads negatively impact overall herd health and producers’ bottom lines. In fact, parasitic infections have been estimated to cost livestock producers more than $3 billion in economic losses each year.1

New Internal Teat Sealant Added to Boehringer Ingelheim Dairy Mastitis Portfolio

For the first time, dairy producers have a choice in internal teat sealants, and new Lockout™ comes with advantages, like a more ergonomic syringe design and a visible blue paste for easy identification during the removal process.

Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), the second largest animal health business in the world, added LOCKOUT internal teat sealant to its mastitis portfolio earlier this year. LOCKOUT is a non-antibiotic paste that creates an immediate physical barrier against mastitis-causing bacteria at the time of dry-off or in pre-fresh dairy heifers.

What You Should Know About Coliform Mastitis

Figure 1: Economic losses from clinical mastitis.3


1 Continuing market study. Research Department, Hoard’s Dairyman. 2018.

2 Rollin E, Dhuyvetter KC, Overton MW. The cost of clinical mastitis in the first 30 days of lactation: An economic modeling tool. Prev Vet Med 2015;122(3):257–264. Available at: Accessed July 3, 2018.

The Lasting Benefits of Pre-Weaning Vaccinations in Beef Calves 

“Producers should consider vaccinating calves at 2 to 4 months of age, depending on the operation,” said Dr. DL Step, professional services veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim. 

Five Parlor Protocols to Help Manage Mastitis

The impact of mastitis can be staggering, and managing it sometimes feels like a daunting task. With each case of mastitis, producers may experience economic loss from cost of treatment, lower milk production, added labor, increased somatic cell count and the possibility of removing the cow from the herd.1 But the threat of contagious mastitis can be greatly reduced through strict, consistent management in the milking parlor.2 

Consider implementing these five parlor protocols to control mastitis cases on your operation: 

Transition Cow Management Holds the Key to a Successful Lactation 

“There’s a lot that can go wrong during the transition phase,” said Dr. Mark van der List, senior professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim. “Their body undergoes many metabolic changes. It’s a high-risk period for dairy cows.” Diligent management techniques, proper nutrition and monitoring can help mitigate potential problems. Cows that undergo a successful transition may experience higher milk production, a reduction in post-calving disorders and improved reproductive performance.

The Six Pillars of Successful Calf Raising 

Starting calves off on the right hoof can set the stage for a lifetime of health and productivity. Diseases such as bovine respiratory disease (BRD) greatly reduces heifer-raising success. Calves affected by BRD don’t grow as fast as their herdmates, are older at first calving and have an increased risk of being culled before the end of their first lactation.1 

Boehringer Ingelheim Receives The Approval For New Label Claim For Cattle Reproductive Products

Efficient reproduction is vital to the success of any beef or dairy operation, and it’s not something that should be left to chance. Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) recently announced that its longtime trusted product, CYSTORELIN, is now labeled for use in combination with SYNCHSURE to synchronize estrous cycles to allow for fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) in lactating dairy cows and beef cows.