Beef Cattle Herd Health
UC Cooperative Extension in collaboration with UC Davis Veterinary Medicine offers free online webinars. The sessions cover topics important to cattle health and management and include lots of visuals. Webinars are held live and participants have the opportunity to ask clarification questions on topics presented or with personal ranch questions or scenarios. This site includes future events, recordings of past webinars, and follow up resources on important cattle herd health topics.
The webinars are cohosted by University of California Cooperative Extension advisors Tracy Schohr, Grace Woodmansee, Rebecca Ozeran and specialist Dr. Gabriele Maier.
Are you beef getting bugged? This session is focused identification and treatment options of internal beef cattle parasites.
Internal Parasite Resources:
Are you beef getting bugged? This session is focused identification and treatment options of external beef cattle parasites.
VIDEO WILL BE POSTED SOON.
External Parasite Resources:
Ever wonder what causes cows to lose a calf after you a confirmed pregnancy? This session is focused on typical causes to calf abortions, and tools to prevent pregnancy losses.
- Brochure - Foothill Abortion Vaccine
- Research paper - Evaluation of bovine abortion cases and tissue suitability for identification of infectious agents in California diagnostic
laboratory cases from 2007 to 2012
- Livestock Poisoning Plants of California
- Plants Poisonous to Livestock in the Western States
- See Toxic Plant recorded sessions on this page*
Featured Speakers: Bret McNabb, DVM, Associate Professor of Clinical Livestock Reproduction and Dr. Gabriele Maier, Specialist for Beef Cattle Herd Health and Production, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
Have questions on your when to help during calving? This webinar is focused on when to help a cow during calving with techniques for pulling a calf. Additionally, speakers discuss cow and calf care, post calving.
- VIDEO - University of California Davis - How to attach obstetrics chains to a calf's legs to assist with calving
- VIDEO - University of Delaware Extension - Putting the Squeeze on "Dummy" Calves
- VIDEO - Beef Cattle Research Council - How to tube feed newborn calves (esophageal feeding)
Have questions on your beef cattle whole herd health plan? This webinar is focused on cattle herd vaccination programs. Veterinarians discuss calf, pre-weaning, and annual cow vaccination programs. It also touches on essential mineral supplements to consider and local vaccination variances.
- Cattle Management Strategies to Minimize Foothill Abortion - Fact Sheet
- Veterinary Entomology - Controlling Inspect Pests (e.g. Ticks) of Livestock
- USGS - Selenium Concentrations by county
- Scoping Review on Risk Factors and Methods for the Prevention of Bovine Respiratory Disease Applicable to Cow–Calf Operations
- UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Livestock Resources
- Dr. Maier's website - https://ucanr.edu/sites/beefcattle/
- Robert Sager Book - Handbooks for Beef Cattle Health
- See other recorded sessions on this page*
This webinar focuses on an overview of the biology and management of bovine pinkeye. Dr. Angelos, professor and chair, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine discusses cattle eye anatomy, pinkeye disease progression, and decision-making for developing treatment plans and prevention programs.
Learn what plants you should look for in your hay, pasture and on rangelands - you can't rely on your livestock to avoid toxic plants! This session provides insight into a variety of plant toxins along with their effects on domestic animals. It also showcases typical livestock poisoning and symptoms to watch for.
Toxic Plant Resources:
Herd bulls are the central component of the success for cow-calf producers. During this session key strategies are shared to keep your bulls healthy and prevent diseases. There is also a discuss on common bull injuries and feasibility of treatment options.
When raising cattle, you can often be faced with losses that seem like a mystery. Dr. Gabriele Maier, DVM, Cooperative Extension Specialist in Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis and Dr. Katherine Watson, Pathologist at UC Davis will discuss submitting samples to the California Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) Lab to find answers to why did it die. They will also share unique cases the CAHFS Lab have helped cattle producers identify to improve herd health and management.