Understanding Fungal (Mold) Toxins (Mycotoxins)

This NebGuide briefly discusses mycotoxins commonly encountered in grains and feeds used in Nebraska and the mycotoxicoses they cause. Mycotoxin sources and clinical signs, lesions, diagnostic aids and treatment for each mycotoxicosis are listed.

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External Parasites of Dairy Cattle

This factsheet discusses the various external parasites of dairy cattle. It also includes tables with dairy cattle insecticide registrations and lists insecticides by specific pests for which they control. You can find a regularly updated version of this factsheet at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig050.

Please check this link first if you are interested in organic or specialty dairy production

P.E. Kaufman, P.G. Koehler, and J.F. Butler…

Prevention and Control of Foot Problems in Dairy Cows

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Prevention and Control of Nitrate Toxicity in Cattle


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Nitrate intake is closely related to the levels found in forage and drinking water. Forages may contain elevated levels of nitrate when fields are heavily fertilized with manure and nitrogen-containing fertilizer, crops are environmentally stressed by cold, rainy weather with a lack of sunshine in the spring or fall, and drought. Drought-stricken forage may be highest in nitrates for a period of three to seven days following appreciable rainfall. While corn silage often is associated with nitrate problems, …

Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle

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Internal Parasites in Beef and Dairy Cattle

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Introduction

The need to control internal parasites will exist as long as cattle are grazing pastures. However, parasite …

Lameness in Dairy Cattle

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Introduction

Foot and leg problems are a major health concern for many dairy farmers. Cow lameness results in poor performance and substantial economic loss. Nutrition and feeding, …