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Formulating diets conservatively for minimum crude-protein (CP) requirements and overfeeding nitrogen (N) is commonplace in grain finishing rations in USA, Canada and Australia. Overfeeding N is considered to be a low-cost and low-risk (to cattle production and health) strategy and is becoming more ...

Author(s)
Cowley, F.; Jennings, J.; Cole, A.; Beauchemin, K.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2019, 59, 11, pp 2082-2092
Abstract

Objective: To describe 2 cases of organophosphate intoxication through a previously unreported method of exposure. Case series: A 2-year-old intact male Australian Cattle Dog (case 1) presented with progressive muscarinic and nicotinic clinical signs, and a 3-year-old neutered male mixed breed dog...

Author(s)
Asokan, V. R.; Kerl, M. E.; Evans, T.; Harmon, M.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2019, 29, 4, pp 424-430
Abstract

Aims: To provide herd managers with a set of decision rules allowing them to predict the likelihood that a juvenile bull is ready for Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluation (BBSE), or breeding, if bodyweight and scrotal circumference are known. Methods: This was a longitudinal study following two...

Author(s)
Waite, R. K.; Dwyer, C. J.; Beggs, D. S.; Mansell, P. D.; Stevenson, M. A.; Pyman, M. F.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 2019, 67, 3, pp 109-116
Abstract

There are various methods to perform castration of cattle, but surgical castration is the most common. Although it is well documented that surgical procedures inflict pain, analgesic use is usually omitted for surgical castration of production animals in Australia. This study compares the...

Author(s)
Vindevoghel, T. V.; Fleming, P. A.; Hyndman, T. H.; Musk, G. C.; Laurence, M.; Collins, T.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2019, 211, pp 95-102
Abstract

In the Philippines, bovine ephemeral fever (BEF) is currently undetected and considered as an exotic disease of both cattle and water buffaloes. The Philippines until now has no official data regarding the occurrence of BEF. There were no existing control programs or vaccine used for the prevention ...

Author(s)
Lapira, J. E. E.; Balbin, M. M.; Belotindos, L. P.; Viloria, V. V.; Abes, N. S.; Mingala, C. N.
Publisher
Springer, New Delhi, India
Citation
VirusDisease, 2018, 29, 3, pp 400-404
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is globally significant due to its impacts on cattle production. A Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication and Control (BTEC) program commenced in Fiji during the 1980's and has since been sustained by government funding and industry cooperation. A retrospective study of...

Author(s)
Borja, E.; Borja, L. F.; Prasad, R.; Tunabuna, T.; Toribio, J. A. L. M. L.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018, 5, October, pp 270
Abstract

Background and objective: Noroviruses have been recognised as a significant cause of neonatal enteritis in calves in many countries, but there has been no investigation of their occurrence in Australian cattle. This study aimed to establish whether bovine noroviruses could be detected in faecal...

Author(s)
Symes, S. J.; Allen, J. L.; Mansell, P. D.; Woodward, K. L.; Bailey, K. E.; Gilkerson, J. R.; Browning, G. F.
Publisher
Wiley, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 2018, 96, 6, pp 203-208
Abstract

There is limited knowledge of the true prevalence and distribution of coxiellosis in dairy and beef cattle populations in Australia. For this to occur, apparent prevalence estimates need to be reliably adjusted, accounting for diagnostic sensitivity (DSe) and diagnostic specificity (DSp) of the...

Author(s)
Wood, C.; Muleme, M.; Tan, T.; Bosward, K.; Gibson, J.; Alawneh, J.; McGowan, M.; Barnes, T. S.; Stenos, J.; Perkins, N.; Firestone, S. M.; Tozer, S.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2019, 169, pp 104698
Abstract

The northern Australian beef industry is dominated by cow-calf operations where reproductive efficiency is a major profit driver. The postpartum anoestrus interval is a major contributor to an animal's reproductive efficiency and is influenced by genetic selection. The genetic trait that measures...

Author(s)
Menzies, D.; Patison, K. P.; Corbet, N. J.; Swain, D. L.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2018, 58, 9, pp 1743-1750
Abstract

Hydatid disease, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, is a widespread, endemic disease of Australian livestock, wildlife, and occasionally, humans. In the Australian beef industry, the disease is believed to have a substantial economic impact. The reference standard test (gold standard) for detection ...

Author(s)
Wilson, C. S.; Jenkins, D. J.; Barnes, T. S.; Brookes, V. J.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2019, 167, pp 9-15

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