Maintaining Herd Health When Keeping Cattle
The Last Ride Discusses Maintaining Herd Health When Keeping Cattle
When keeping cattle, it is important to take certain steps in order to keep maintaining herd health. To achieve this goal, you should be sure to keep your cattle up-to-date with vaccinations and deworming/delicing programs. This is particularly important if you do not have a closed herd or if your herd is at risk for certain diseases such as Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), blackleg, Infections Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) or calf scours. Keep in mind that certain classes of livestock are more prone to certain diseases, so be sure to consult with a large animal veterinarian to determine the vaccinations that are best for your herd.
Similarly, you should check your herd regularly for signs of illness or injury. If your cattle are on a dry-lot, you may need to check them more frequently than you would if your cattle were on a pasture because dry-lot cattle are more prone to illness than those on pasture. As such, cattle on dry-lots should be checked as often as they are fed while those on pasture should be checked as often as they are switched from one pasture to the other.
Despite providing your cattle with the proper vaccinations and care, it is possible to lose one unexpectedly. In this case, you can count on The Last Ride Arizona to remove the animal in a respectful and efficient manner. Contact us today to learn more.