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Bovine Pinkeye Considerations

A review of our current understanding of bovine pinkeye (infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis) including recent insight into etiologic agents, antimicrobial therapeutic options, and vaccine strategies.
 
Recorded June 10, 2020
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $0.00

Dairy Calf Gastrointestinal Disease: Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Education

Addressing the Problem of Dairy Calf Gastrointestinal Disease Through Enhanced Diagnostics, Novel Therapeutics, and Practical Education
This course provides an overview of preliminary results and methods from a project focused on improving classifications for neonatal dairy calf GI disease through enhanced diagnostics, including epigenetic and microbial community evaluations. Diarrhea-associated neonatal calf gastrointestinal (GI) disease remains one of the most important diseases in dairy calves. Severe diarrhea impacts animal welfare and results in significant economic losses due to high mortality rates, high medical costs, and low weight gain. However, our ability to distinguish between the different pathologies associated with GI disease, i.e. our analytic accuracy of identifying different GI disease phenotypes, is hindered by limited availability and use of on-farm diagnostics and particularly the limited implementation of postmortem evaluations. Given the high proportion of affected calves treated with antimicrobials, improving on-farm diagnostic skills and therapeutic options are key for improving agriculture’s stewardship of antimicrobial use.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluation

The evaluation of bulls for their ability to perform as herd sires has unfortunately become commonly labeled as “semen testing” or “semen evaluation”. It is important to stress that semen evaluation is just a small part of the complete evaluation of bulls for breeding soundness.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

Calf Care Audit

By the time a treatment decision is made for a young calf, the disease process likely affected its growth potential. This On-Demand program will highlight the tools and methods for evaluating the critical control points in calf rearing.  The research for this project was funded by the USDA NIFA Grant No. 2015-68003-22998.
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
Veterinary Techs
Veterinary Staff
1.00 $25.00

Trichomoniasis Testing Course for Bovine Practitioners (WSDA)

Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease among cattle that can cause abortions, low pregnancy rates and delayed or prolonged calving seasons.  The disease is present in the U.S., and can have severe economic costs for Washington’s beef producers.  Tight economic conditions may allow the disease to spread undetected (e.g. less pregnancy checking, longer breeding seasons, purchase of bargain cows), but trichomoniasis can be prevented and controlled through management.
 
NOTE: Certificates are issued through WSDA after you complete the course!
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
0.00 $0.00

Tuberculosis Certification Testing for Bovine Practitioners (WSDA)

Tuberculosis (TB) is a re-emerging disease in the United States and is a threat to Washington cattle.
All TB testing of cattle or bison in Washington state is performed by a veterinarian accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services.  In addition, all accredited veterinarians who test cattle or bison in Washington for TB are required to successfully complete training in tuberculosis testing procedures provided by USDA or WSDA by April 30, 2010.  Veterinarians who do not meet this deadline may not perform official TB testing until training is completed.  Veterinarians who do not meet this deadline may not perform official TB testing until training is completed. Veterinarians who watch the video provided on this website and pass the quiz will meet USDA and WSDA requirements for TB certification. (WAC 16-86-125)
 
NOTE: Certificates are issued through WSDA after you complete the course!
Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinarians
0.00 $0.00