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College publications are given 2-part "pub numbers" that are used to identify them. The first part (the prefix) is a set of letters that indicates which series the document belongs to. A series is a grouping of documents that share similar content.

The second part of the pub number is just a sequential number.

Series: Veterinary Science

Forage-Related Cattle Disorders: Staggers (Tremorgenic Syndrome)
7/20/2015 (new)

"Staggers" is an all-inclusive term for a group of nervous system disorders caused by indole-diterpenoid mycotoxins produced by various types of fungi on forages. These mycotoxins are collectively known as "tremorgens", and they may be found in several types of grasses at varying stages of maturity. | VET-35
web only | 2 pages | 758 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 588 kb

Forage-Related Cattle Disorders: Ergotism
3/31/2014 (new)

Ergotism and fescue toxicosis are clinically similar syndromes caused by consuming plants containing ergot alkaloids. The toxic effects and mechanisms of action are similar in both syndromes although the alkaloids are produced by different species of fungi. It grows on rye, wheat, barley, triticale, oats, and various grasses. Rye and triticale are more susceptible than other grains because they require a longer period of pollination. Grasses potentially infected include tall fescue, bluegrass, brome, canarygrass, quackgrass, timothy, wild barley, and annual and perennial ryegrass. Shallow cultivation, no-till farming, and lack of crop rotation increase the likelihood of infection of crops. Environmental conditions of a cool, wet spring followed by hot early summer temperatures are ideal for the fungus to grow. | VET-34
web only | 2 pages | 964 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 400 kb

Colostrum Management for Dairy Calves
1/22/2014 (new)

During gestation, the placenta of the cow effectively separates the blood of the fetus from that of the dam and prevents any transfer of protective immunity while in the uterus. Therefore, the calf is born completely dependent on the absorption of maternal antibodies from colostrum after birth. Colostrum is the milk produced from the mammary gland in the first 24 hours after birth. A calf's gastrointestinal tract is designed to temporarily allow the absorption of large molecules including antibodies from the small intestine, but only during the first 24 hours after birth. Although colostrum contains several different types of immunoglobulins, IgG accounts for roughly 85 percent of the total volume. IgG absorption is most efficient in the first four hours of life and declines rapidly after 12 hours of age. At 24 hours, the gut is completely closed and there is no further immunoglobulin absorption. These absorbed antibodies must be consumed in order to protect the calf from disease organisms until its own immune system becomes functional. | VET-33
web only | 3 pages | 1,983 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 280 kb

Tapeworms in Horses
4/15/2006 (minor revision)

| VET-32
5,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 21 downloads | PDF: 430 kb

Controlling Internal Parasites of the Horse
4/15/2006 (minor revision)

| VET-1
5,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 50 downloads | PDF: 662 kb

A Health Calendar for Spring-Calving Herds
11/1/1993 (new)

| VET-31
1,000 printed copies | - | - | 3 downloads | MS Word: 89 kb

Club Lamb Fungus Disease
5/1/1993 (new)

| VET-30
2,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | MS Word: 37 kb

Preventing and Treating Disease in Exhibition Market Animals
8/1/1990 (new)

| VET-28
5,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | MS Word: 30 kb

Chemical and Drug Residues in Livestock
10/1/1989 (new)

| VET-27
5,000 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | MS Word: 34 kb

Brucellosis of Cattle
3/1/1985 (reprinted)

| VET-26
5,000 printed copies | - | - | 4 downloads | MS Word: 37 kb

E.I.A. Equine Infectious Anemia
1/1/1973 (new)

| VET-10
300 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 107 kb