Cattle Press Releases

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.

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.