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This website serves as a link to expertise from the University of California.  You will find local, regional and statewide information from applied research projects, peer reviewed publications, newsletter articles, and information about upcoming meetings and events. 

The focus of the Livestock and Natural Resource programs are to conduct applied research and outreach to promote working landscapes that conserve biological diversity, protect water quality and sustain livestock production.  Please check our social media for current information. 

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Cattle Management Strategies To Minimize Foothill Abortion

A tick-borne bacterial disease, commonly known as foothill abortion, kills cow fetuses and has had a devastating effect on herds grazing in parts of the intermountain West. This publication will help you develop management strategies that minimize the impacts of the disease including whether ticks are present in a pasture (identified by dry ice trapping), the time when ticks are active, and the stage of pregnancy of a heifer or cow when grazing pasture where ticks may be present. Click here for full text. 

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