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In 2018 I clipped and weighed forage production (grasses and forbs) from four ranches in San Benito County, two ranches in Monterey County, and four ranches in Santa Cruz County. The goal is to do this during peak forage production, which is when the...
(this article is adapted from an article by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and is based on the work of John Angelos, DVM, PhD; Dr. Angelos provided additional editing) Pinkeye—or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis—is...
Selenium deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in beef cattle in California1. It can cause diarrhea, reduced weight gain/loss of weight and can cause vaccines to be less effective2. Cows may not expel the placenta in a timely...
Figure 2. Selenium boluses. (Photo: Courtesy of Bret McNabb, DVM)
Figure 1. Blood samples are typically taken from the tail. (Photo: Courtesy of Bret McNabb, DVM)
Figure 3. Selenium boluses are given orally with a bolus gun. (Photo: Courtesy of Josh Davy, UCCE)
Selenium supplementation is important to prevent white muscle disease and other selenium deficiency disorders. (Photo: Courtesy of Bret McNabb, DVM)