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AEN-149

Heat Stress in Goats

3/30/2020 (new)
Authors: Morgan Hayes, Katie Jackson, Joe Taraba

Heat stress is prevalent in most livestock species, but especially in dairy animals where large quantities of energy are necessary to sustain milk production. Both dairy goats in lactation and meat goats, which are being fed for growth, are susceptible to heat stress. Knowing the physiological signs to observe (like panting or excessive drinking) can make heat stress more apparent.

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Agricultural Engineering (AEN series)
Tags: livestock, nutrition and health
Size: 159 kb
Pages: 3



ID-188

Strategic Winter Feeding of Cattle using a Rotational Grazing Structure

7/30/2019 (reviewed)
Authors: Steve Higgins, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Sarah Wightman

Winter feeding of cattle is a necessary part of nearly all cow-calf operations. In winter months, livestock producers often confine animals to smaller "sacrifice" pastures to reduce the area damaged from winter feeding. A poorly chosen site for winter feeding can have significant negative impacts on soil and water quality. Such areas include locations in floodplains, such as those along creek bottoms or around barns near streams. These locations are convenient, flat areas for setting hay ring feeders; however, their negative effects on water quality outweigh the convenience.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: beef cattle, equipment and structures, livestock, nutrition and health
Size: 737 kb
Pages: 4



AEN-134

Fenceline Feeder Systems for Beef Cattle Production and Resource Conservation

7/29/2019 (major revision)
Authors: Steve Higgins, Lee Moser

One of the most challenging and costly aspects of beef cattle production in Kentucky is winter-feeding. Many producers complain about the time required to feed stored forages, the mud, the drudgery that it creates for the operator, and the decline in production. The intense traffic associated with winter-feeding on unimproved surfaces causes mud, compaction, erosion, and loss of desirable vegetation, often resulting in annual pasture renovations to address areas impacted by winter-feeding practices. Fenceline feeding systems offer an alternative to traditional in-field bale feeding during the wet winter conditions that Kentucky often experiences. These structures can be utilized to reduce the impact of winter-feeding on pastures and improve the operational efficiency of a winter-feeding area.

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Agricultural Engineering (AEN series)
Tags: beef cattle, equipment and structures, livestock, nutrition and health
Size: 2.55 mb
Pages: 13



ID-252

Equine Cushing's Disease or PPID

12/18/2018 (new)
Authors: Amanda Adams, Fernanda Camargo, Ashton Miller

Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) is one of the most common endocrine diseases in horses, generally affecting those over the age of 15 years. It is also frequently referred to as Equine Cushing's Disease. PPID is caused by degenerative changes in an area of the brain known as the pituitary gland, hence the name of the disease. This gland is located at the base of the brain. In horses with PPID, the specific section of the pituitary gland that is most affected is called the pars intermedia. Unfortunately, in horses with PPID, changes occur within this gland, which results in increased production of a hormone called adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH).

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 1.25 mb
Pages: 3



ASC-233

Feeds and Feeding for Small-Scale Egg Production Enterprises

1/25/2018 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

Animals eat in order to get the energy and nutrients they need to live, grow and reproduce. Animals use energy to perform normal body functions such as breathing, walking, eating, digesting, and maintaining body temperature. Different types of nutrients provide energy as well as the building blocks needed for the development of bone, flesh, feathers, and eggs. These nutrients include: water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Each of these components is important and a deficit of even one can have serious health consequences for poultry.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: livestock, nutrition and health, poultry
Size: 2.54 mb
Pages: 12



ID-247

Pastured Poultry

9/21/2017 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore, Ray Smith

There has been an increased interest in pasture-raising poultry for both meat and egg production in the last decade. Raising poultry on pasture was a common occurrence until the latter half of the 20th century. Fresh forage provided an important ration balancing factor during the years before poultry nutritionists fully understood the required essential vitamins and minerals for growth and optimum meat and egg production. With the development of balanced rations, poultry no longer require access to pasture and year-round production of meat and eggs is possible. However, there are still some benefits from the lush forage, invertebrates, and exercise that pasture provides. In addition, we continue to learn more and more about the positive influence that fresh grasses and legumes have on fatty acid profiles and general bird health. As a result, there is an increased interest in pasture-raised poultry for both meat and eggs.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: livestock, nutrition and health, poultry
Size: 2.00 mb
Pages: 7



ASC-206

Common External Parasites of Poultry

9/8/2017 (minor revision)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

Periodic examination of your flock is recommended so that infestations can be detected early and a larger flock outbreak contained. It is especially important to detect infestations early in food-producing poultry because there are restrictions on the treatments available.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 839 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-228

Body Condition Scoring Ewes

8/25/2017 (new)
Authors: Debra Aaron, Don Ely

Body condition scoring is a system of classifying breeding ewes on the basis of differences in body fat. While it is subjective, with practice it can be accurate enough to indicate the nutritional status of individual ewes as well as the entire flock. Thus, it allows the shepherd to identify, record, and adjust the feed intake of ewes determined to be thin, in average flesh, or fat. In the long run, this can save money for producers and/or prevent problems attributable to ewe condition.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: livestock, nutrition and health, sheep
Size: 2.20 mb
Pages: 5



ID-143

Rotational Grazing

11/21/2016 (reprinted)
Authors: Roy Burris, Bob Coleman, Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Ray Smith

A rotational grazing program can generally be defined as use of several pastures, one of which is grazed while the others are rested before being regrazed. Continuous grazing is the use of one pasture for the entire grazing season.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 887 kb
Pages: 16



ASC-226

Help! My Horse Roars! What Is Laryngeal Hemiplegia?

10/10/2016 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

Various ailments can affect the different parts of the larynx of horses. Diseases of the larynx can produce airway obstruction and sometimes dysphagia. Obstructive diseases, such as laryngeal hemiplegia, often produce an abnormal respiratory noise and, most important, they limit airflow, which leads to early fatigue and poor exercise performance.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 402 kb
Pages: 4



ID-239

Equine Metabolic Syndrome: Is My Horse Just Fat, or Is He Sick?

10/4/2016 (new)
Authors: Amanda Adams, Fernanda Camargo

Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is an endocrine disorder that affects equids (horses, ponies, and donkeys) in three defining ways: they are obese and/or have localized fat deposits, they are in an insulin resistance (IR) state, now referred to as insulin dysregulation (ID), and they are predisposed to developing laminitis.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 1.47 mb
Pages: 3



ID-236

Providing Water for Beef Cattle in Rotational Grazing Systems

8/2/2016 (new)
Authors: Steve Higgins, Kevin Laurent, Lee Moser

Water is the most essential nutrient for cattle production. Water is used in almost every bodily function, including digestion, milk production, and excretion. Given the role and function of water in relation to animal production, health, and welfare, it is critical that abundant, clean water is available in any livestock production operation. Livestock must have immediate access to water within every paddock of a rotational grazing system to realize maximum efficiency and production.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 3.00 mb
Pages: 6



SR-110

Etymology of the Scientific Names of Some Endoparasites of Horses

10/29/2015 (new)
Authors: Gene Lyons

The use of only common names for parasites can be confusing because of lack of uniformity. Fortunately a huge contribution for science was made by the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus who is considered the father of taxonomy. English translation of the scientific names here are mainly from "dictionary" sources. A few are from the original descriptions. More than one possible meaning is listed for some of the scientific names.

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Special Report (SR series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 114 kb
Pages: 4



SR-109

Strongyles in Horses

7/24/2015 (new)
Authors: Gene Lyons, Sharon Tolliver

Parasites live in a host from which they obtain food and protection. They may harm but usually do not benefit the host. The word "parasite" is derived from the Latin and Greek languages meaning, in general, "one who eats at the table of another." It is said that a "good" parasite does not overtly harm or kill its host. It is theoretically possible that a more benign parasite (e.g. Gasterophilus spp.) is much "older in eons of time" and it and its host have adjusted better to each other than a conceivably "newer" parasite (e.g. Strongylus spp.) which may be more harmful to its host.

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Special Report (SR series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 2.60 mb
Pages: 8



VET-35

Forage-Related Cattle Disorders: Staggers (Tremorgenic Syndrome)

7/20/2015 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold

"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.

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Veterinary Science (VET series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 588 kb
Pages: 2



ID-230

Slaframine Toxicosis or "Slobbers" in Cattle and Horses

7/17/2015 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Ray Smith

Although black patch occurs only sporadically, the right temperature, moisture, and soil pH may combine and allow Rhizoctonia leguminicola to thrive. Be aware of the possible consequences of this fungus, especially profuse salivation or "Sobbers" in cattle and horses. Good forage management, will reduce the risk of problems when utilizing this forage.

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 256 kb
Pages: 2



ID-231

Forage-Related Cattle Disorders: Acute or Atypical Interstitial Pneumonia (AIP)

7/17/2015 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeff Lehmkuhler

In the Southeastern United States, acute interstitial pneumonia has been produced by ingestion of the leaves and seeds of perilla mint (Perilla frutescens). Perilla ketone is the toxin absorbed from the rumen into the bloodstream and carried to the lungs where it damages the lung tissue in cattle.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 507 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-215

Mineral and Protein Blocks and Tubs for Cattle

11/3/2014 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roy Burris, Jeff Lehmkuhler

Nutritional supplement blocks and tubs are convenient for beef producers, require no investment in feeding troughs and require a limited area for storing. One of the most attractive features is that they lower the labor needed to supplement livestock. Many producers use these products to provide supplemental nutrients to cattle consuming low-quality forages or as a mechanism to promote a more consistent intake of minerals. These products are also attractive to producers who have off-farm employment as they eliminate the need for daily feeding. Yet, they often come at a greater cost per unit of nutrient than more conventional feedstuffs. Since there are differences in the blocks and tubs being marketed today, familiarity with how to compare products and determine their differences will enable producers to decide which product best fits their needs.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 159 kb
Pages: 4



ID-226

Forage-Related Cattle Disorders: Hypomagnesemic Tetany or "Grass Tetany"

9/18/2014 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeff Lehmkuhler

Magnesium is a vital component of normal nerve conduction, muscle function, and bone mineral formation. Hypomagnesemic tetany or "grass tetany" is a disorder caused by an abnormally low blood concentration of the essential mineral magnesium (Mg). Synonyms for this disorder include spring tetany, grass staggers, wheat pasture poisoning, or lactation tetany.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 121 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-214

Is Creep Feeding Lambs a Profitable Undertaking?

9/8/2014 (new)
Authors: Don Ely, Endre Fink

Creep feeding is a technique of providing feed to nursing lambs to supplement the milk they consume. Creep-fed lambs grow faster than noncreep-feds and are more aggressive in nursing ewes. This aggression stimulates greater ewe milk production which, in turn, increases creep feed intake because these lambs will be bigger at a given age. Typically, the creep diet is a grain-protein supplement mixture and is made available in an area constructed so lambs can enter, but ewes cannot. Some situations when it may be economical to creep feed are described in this document.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 309 kb
Pages: 3



ID-223

Forage-Related Cattle Disorders: Brassicas--Be Aware of the Animal Health Risks

8/12/2014 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeff Lehmkuhler

Although infrequent, brassica crops can cause animal health disorders if grazing is managed improperly. Most brassica-related disorders in cattle tend to occur during the first two weeks of grazing while adjusting to the forage. The primary potential disorders are polioencephalomalcia or PEM, hemolytic anemia (mainly with kale), nitrate poisoning, and pulmonary emphysema. Other possible clinical disorders include bloat and rumen acidosis, and metabolic problems such as hypomagnesemia and hypothyroidism with goiter. Glucosinates present in brassicas are precursors of irritants that can cause colic and diarrhea. Large bulbs may lodge in the esophagus and lead to choking. Certain brassicas (specifically rape) can cause sunburn or "scald" on light-skinned animals, especially when grazed while the plants are immature. Other potential problems include oxalate poisoning and off-flavoring of meat and milk.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 913 kb
Pages: 3



ID-221

Fescue Toxicosis

7/3/2014 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Cynthia Gaskill, Ray Smith

"Fescue toxicosis" is the general term used for the clinical diseases that can affect cattle consuming endophyte-infected tall fescue. Tall-fescue pastures containing ergot alkaloids are responsible for the toxic effects observed in livestock, including hyperthermia (elevated body temperature), gangrene of the extremities, decreased weight gain, and poor reproductive performance. Clinical signs vary depending on the cattle, the environmental conditions, and the level and duration of the exposure. Early clinical signs are often reversible after removal from contaminated pastures or hay.

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 740 kb
Pages: 4



CCD-CP-27

Cool-season Forage Grasses: Tall Fescue, Orchardgrass, Bluegrass, and Timothy

5/5/2014 (minor revision)
Authors: Matthew Ernst, Cheryl Kaiser

Tall fescue, orchardgrass, bluegrass, and timothy are the dominant forage grasses in Kentucky. They have potential for the cash hay market and for intensive grazing. Significant price premiums may be possible for high-quality hay. Timothy hay, either alone or in mixtures with alfalfa, is much desired by horse owners. Historically, timothy has been an important seed crop in Kentucky; however, at present only a small acreage of timothy is grown for seed.

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Plant Pathology
Series: Crop Profiles: Center for Crop Diversification (CCD-CP series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, nutrition and health
Size: 410 kb
Pages: 3



ID-220

Cyanide Poisoning in Ruminants

4/21/2014 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Cynthia Gaskill, Garry Lacefield, Ray Smith

Cyanide poisoning of livestock is commonly associated with johnsongrass, sorghum-sudangrass, and other forage sorghums. Choke-cherry or wild cherry, elderberry, and arrow grass are less frequent causes. Young plants, new shoots, and regrowth of plants after cutting often contain the highest levels of cyanogenic glycosides. The risk from potentially dangerous forages may be reduced by following the management practices in this publication.

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 255 kb
Pages: 2



ID-218

A Fresh Cow Health Monitoring System

4/2/2014 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Michelle Arnold, Jeffrey Bewley, Amanda Sterrett

Researchers at the University of Kentucky combined existing disease detection systems to produce a fresh cow examination system that may help producers detect diseases earlier by monitoring subtle changes every day during a cow's fresh period. Compiling daily information about each animal will enable producers to notice changes in health that may otherwise have been overlooked. These records may help producers detect illnesses early, thus reducing the long-term effects (reduced milk production or fertility) and costs (re-treatment, milk loss, or death) of a disease. Learning what diseases are common on a particular farm can focus producers' efforts towards preventive measures specific to their operation. Preventing disease, rather than treating, can save producers time and money and can improve overall cow well-being.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 1.90 mb
Pages: 15



VET-34

Forage-Related Cattle Disorders: Ergotism

3/31/2014 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold

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.

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Veterinary Science (VET series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 400 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-212

Stereotypic Behavior in Horses: Weaving, Stall Walking, and Cribbing

3/14/2014 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

Many stabled horses perform a variety of repetitive behaviors such as weaving, stall walking, cribbing, headshaking and pawing. These behaviors have been called many different names including stereotypic behavior, stereotypies, stereotypes, obsessive compulsive disorders, vices and habits. Although it may be difficult to know why exactly each horse performs these vices, there may be specific causal factors for these activities in the horse. These behaviors are not simply learned and not simply inherited, but may be a mixture of both. Studies show that some families of horses have a higher prevalence of certain vices, which suggests heritability and genetic components. However, the tendency to perform the behavior only becomes apparent when other risk factors are also in place.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 480 kb
Pages: 2



ID-217

Forage-Related Disorders in Cattle: Nitrate Poisoning

3/10/2014 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Cynthia Gaskill, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Ray Smith

Few plants normally contain high nitrate levels, since under normal growing conditions the nitrates are converted to protein as quickly as they are absorbed from the roots. However, under certain conditions plants can develop dangerously high nitrate levels which can cause nitrate intoxication. Death or abortion may result. Care must be taken to recognize possible toxic forages and manage them appropriately to avoid animal loss.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 314 kb
Pages: 3



VET-33

Colostrum Management for Dairy Calves

1/22/2014 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold

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.

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Veterinary Science (VET series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 280 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-205

Selecting Feeds for Horses

1/6/2014 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Laurie Lawrence

Feeds should be selected with the nutrient requirements of the horse in mind, recognizing that requirements vary with the life stage of the horse (growing, pregnant, lactating, working, idle). Feeds for horses should always be clean and free from toxins. Feeds should also promote gastrointestinal health. The large intestine (cecum and colon) of the digestive tract contains a diverse population of beneficial microbes that can easily be upset by poor feed selection. In nature horses will spend more than 50% of their time grazing; therefore, feed that promotes similar feeding behavior may be desirable. Once appropriate feeds have been selected, it is important that they are fed in the correct amounts using good feeding management strategies.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 1.45 mb
Pages: 5



SR-106

Review of Life Cycles of Some Parasitic Nematodes in Mammals

10/28/2013 (new)
Authors: Gene Lyons

Most internal parasites of vertebrates require stages outside the host for development and transmission. Some life cycles are simple and straightforward. Others may have one or more intermediate or paritenic hosts. Knowledge of life cycles of parasites first of all is of great scientific interest. Secondly, life cycles are of great importance in controlling parasites. The object of this presentation is to review life cycles of some mammalian parasitic nematode species in research in association with the University of Kentucky.

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Special Report (SR series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 1.00 mb
Pages: 8



ID-166

On-Farm Composting of Animal Mortalities

5/6/2013 (minor revision)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins, Sarah Wightman

On-farm composting can provide animal producers with a convenient method for disposing of animal mortalities and also provide a valuable soil amendment. In addition, the finished compost can be stockpiled and reused to help compost other mortalities.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 2.80 mb
Pages: 6



ID-167

On-Farm Disposal of Animal Mortalities

5/6/2013 (minor revision)
Authors: Spencer Guinn, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

Animal mortalities are an expected part of animal production. Depending on the scale of the animal enterprise, animal mortalities can overwhelm the producer with a large number and mass of dead animals. This publication provides guidance to the producer for handling animal mortalities in accordance with Kentucky law.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 1.30 mb
Pages: 4



ASC-191

How Much Will My Chickens Eat?

12/10/2012 (new)
Authors: Jacquie Jacob, Tony Pescatore

Before purchasing chicks (or chickens) it is important to consider the cost of keeping them. Much of this cost is in the feed they consume. So the key question is, "How much will my chickens eat?" Chickens need a complete feed that contains protein (with the right balance of amino acids), energy, vitamins, and minerals. Today we know more about the nutritional requirements of chickens than any other animal. The amount of feed they need will depend on several factors.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: livestock, nutrition and health, poultry
Size: 320 kb
Pages: 3



ID-209

Management of the Dry Cow to Prevent Mastitis

11/30/2012 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeffrey Bewley

As we move into a new era of lower acceptable somatic cell count levels, the prevention and control of mastitis takes on increased importance. For many years, the contagious mastitis pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae and Mycoplasma bovis were the focus of control measures primarily implemented in the milking parlor to stop the spread of these organisms from cow to cow. These contagious organisms often cause high individual somatic cell counts and ultimately high bulk tank somatic cell counts. As these high somatic cell count cows have been culled due to milk marketing regulations and more dairymen have adopted NMC recommended milking procedures, the contagious pathogens are decreasing.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 430 kb
Pages: 3



ID-135

Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis ("Pinkeye") in Cattle

9/24/2012 (major revision)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, John Johns, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Patty Scharko

Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), also known as pinkeye, is a costly disease for the beef producer. Tremendous losses stem from poor weight gain and loss of appetite in affected animals suffering from visual impairment and ocular pain.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 325 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-185

Feeding the Broodmare: Four Easy Steps

8/22/2012 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Laurie Lawrence

The nutritional needs of broodmares change as they go through the stages of reproduction. This publication begins with nutritional strategies to enhance the likelihood a mare will become pregnant, then it discusses feeding management of the mare during pregnancy and lactation, and it ends with some nutritional considerations for the post-weaning period.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 1.75 mb
Pages: 4



SR-2000-1

A Practical Method of Identification of the North American Cyathostomes (Small Strongyles) in Equids in Kentucky

5/3/2012 (major revision)
Authors: Sharon Tolliver

Now that veterinarians and researchers are beginning to accept the pathological consequences that can be caused by cyathostomes (small strongyles), more and more researchers want to learn to identify them. Fortunately, for those just learning, the reality is that they will probably see fewer than one-third of the 33 species. Additionally, these species are the most prevalent and in the greatest numbers; consequently, they are the most dangerous to equids. Once a person is familiar with these, a rare species will "stick out like a sore thumb." The fact that a species is so different will be noted and its characteristics easily remembered.

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Special Report (SR series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 3 kb
Pages: 44



ASC-187

Help! My Horse is Too Fat!

4/19/2012 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Bob Coleman, Laurie Lawrence

As we understand more about the impact that obesity has on animal health, it is imperative that we strive to keep our horses at an optimum body condition.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 413 kb
Pages: 4



ID-190

Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis

3/5/2012 (reprinted)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Jeffrey Bewley

Staphylococcus aureus is an important bacterial cause of contagious mastitis on dairy farms worldwide. More importantly, it is often at the root of chronically high somatic cell counts, recurrent clinical mastitis, and damaged mammary gland tissue. It is considered to be a contagious udder pathogen that spreads within and between cows during milking. Because it is often subclinical (milk looks normal but with a potentially high somatic cell count), infected animals pose a risk of infection to herd mates during each milking.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 271 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-186

Distillers Grain Coproducts for Beef Cattle

12/5/2011 (new)
Authors: Roy Burris, Jeff Lehmkuhler

Feeding distillers grains derived from the production of spirits or ethanol for fuel is an acceptable practice for beef cattle production. The use of these products as both an energy and a protein supplement has been beneficial as the cereal grain prices have increased making these coproducts more cost competitive.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: farm crops, grain crops, nutrition and health, small grains
Size: 231 kb
Pages: 4



ID-197

Equine Viral Arteritis

11/14/2011 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Amy Lawyer, Peter Timony

Equine viral arteritis (EVA) is a contagious disease of horses and other equine species caused by equine arteritis virus (EAV) that is found in horse populations in many countries. It was first isolated and identified in 1953 from the lung of an aborted fetus with characteristic pathologic changes in the smaller arteries, which is how the disease got its name.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 270 kb
Pages: 3



ASC-184

Preventing Barn Fire: Tips for Horse Owners

6/2/2011 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

Every year, close to 200 horses are reported to have died in barn fires in the United States. Although less frequent than house fires, barn fires are more common than we would like. Many barn fires could be prevented by good barn design/construction, strict personnel policies, and clear directives about how the barn and equipment should be maintained.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 1.30 mb
Pages: 3



ASC-128

Colic in Horses

5/18/2011 (major revision)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

Among the species of domestic livestock, the horse is the species that most commonly suffers from colic, which is a general term for abdominal pain. Colic is one of the leading causes of death in horses and should be of concern for horse owners.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 200 kb
Pages: 2



ID-186

Managing Legume Induced Bloat in Cattle

3/10/2011 (new)
Authors: Michelle Arnold, Roy Burris, David Ditsch, Garry Lacefield, Jeff Lehmkuhler

Ruminal tympany, or bloat, can result in lost animal performance and in severe cases, death. It occurs as a result of a buildup of fermentation gases in the rumen. Bloat may be categorized as frothy bloat, which is caused by the formation of a stable foam in the rumen, or free gas bloat, which is due to excessive production of gaseous compounds from fermentation or as a result of an obstruction preventing the escape of gas compounds. Legume bloat is a frothy bloat condition.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 400 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-181

Equine Infectious Anemia

3/4/2011 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is characterized by recurrent episodes of fever, lethargy, inappetence (lack of appetite) and anemia (low red blood cell count).

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 169 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-180

Anthrax in Horses

10/7/2010 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

Horses become infected with anthrax either through ingestion, inhalation or skin penetration by biting flies or injury, especially when animals are exposed to soil or carcasses of infected animals.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 210 kb
Pages: 2



ID-147

Establishing Horse Pastures

9/20/2010 (major revision)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence, Laura Schwer, Ray Smith, Bill Witt

Kentucky and surrounding states are known for grass pastures and horses. Pastures supply nutrients, provide hoof support for exercise, control erosion, and add to the aesthetic value of horse farms. The ability to establish and manage horse pastures is therefore important to horse owners.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 207 kb
Pages: 4



ID-182

Wobbler Syndrome in Horses

9/13/2010 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Jennifer Janes

Wobbler syndrome, or cervical vertebral malformation (CVM), is a devastating disease that can affect a horse's neurologic and musculoskeletal systems. It is a structural narrowing of the spinal canal due to a variety of vertebral malformations and leads to spinal cord compression. As a result, horses exhibit clinical signs of spasticity, ataxia, and lack of coordination.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 167 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-125

Rabies in Horses

6/15/2010 (major revision)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

Rabies in the horse is a relatively uncommon disease. Although the number of confirmed rabies cases in horses is low, the potential for human exposure makes it important to discuss the causes of rabies and its diagnosis, treatment, and control. It is noteworthy that the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association include rabies as one of the diseases for which horses should be vaccinated every year.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 170 kb
Pages: 2



ID-179

Evaluating the Health of Your Horse

2/5/2010 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Roberta Dwyer

Horse owners, managers, and handlers can help to maintain the health of their animals by studying their behavior through observation and inspection, and should be able to accurately determine important measurements such as temperature, pulse, respiration, and mucous membrane color through a clinical examination. Having this information about your horse can be critical if the animal is ill or injured and you need to supply these details to your veterinarian.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 373 kb
Pages: 6



AGR-48

Bermudagrass: A Summer Forage in Kentucky

9/18/2009 (minor revision)
Authors: David Ditsch, Garry Lacefield, Ray Smith

Bermudagrass can be used successfully as part of a livestock forage program to supplement summer production of cool-season grasses. It is high-yielding, sod-forming, warm-season perennial grass that is most productive on well-drained, fertile soils. Bermudagrass is widely grown in the southern United States for pasture and hay.

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, nutrition and health
Size: 300 kb
Pages: 6



SR-102

Some Historic Aspects of Small Strongyles and Ascarids in Equids Featuring Drug-Resistance with Notes on Ovids: Emphasis on Research at the Unversity of Kentucky

3/13/2009 (new)
Authors: Gene Lyons, Sharon Tolliver

The present bulletin focuses mainly on drug-resistant species (small strongyles and ascarids) of internal parasites of the horse with emphasis on historic research. Some discussion is presented also of research at UK on the sheep "barber pole" stomach worm (Haemonchus contortus) which has a historic role in drug resistance.

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Special Report (SR series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 249 kb
Pages: 12



AGR-145

Warm Season Perennial Grasses for Forages in Kentucky

3/10/2009 (minor revision)
Authors: Tom Keene, Garry Lacefield, Ray Smith

Native warm-season perennial grasses are well adapted for production in Kentucky's climate and soils. In this publication, native warm-season perennial grasses that have the greatest forage potential for Kentucky are described. Management techniques necessary to establish stands and keep them productive are also discussed.

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, nutrition and health
Size: 1.64 mb
Pages: 4



ASC-176

Core Vaccination Program and Infectious Disease Control for Horses

9/19/2008 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 240 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-173

Botulism: A Deadly Disease That Can Affect Your Horse

3/28/2008 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Bob Coleman, Laurie Lawrence

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 192 kb
Pages: 4



ID-170

Drinking Water Quality Guidelines for Cattle

3/26/2008 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 300 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-172

Heaves in Horses

1/31/2008 (new)
Authors: Fernanda Camargo, Bob Coleman, Kristen Harvey, Laurie Lawrence, Mary Rossano

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 531 kb
Pages: 4



AGR-190

Chicory: an Alternative Livestock Forage

1/26/2007 (new)
Authors: David Ditsch, Brandon Sears

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 143 kb
Pages: 2



ASC-136

Using Byproducts to Feed Dairy Cattle

8/30/2006 (minor revision)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 158 kb
Pages: 8



ASC-161

Feeding and Managing Baby Calves from Birth to 3 Months of Age

8/30/2006 (minor revision)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, John Johns, Patty Scharko

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 172 kb
Pages: 6



ID-158

Managing Steep Terrain for Livestock Forage Production

8/30/2006 (new)
Authors: Bob Coleman, David Ditsch, J.D. Green, Terry Hutchens, John Johns, Larry Piercy, Greg Schwab

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 417 kb
Pages: 12



VET-1

Controlling Internal Parasites of the Horse

4/15/2006 (minor revision)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Harold Drudge, Gene Lyons, Sharon Tolliver, William Wise

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Veterinary Science (VET series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 662 kb
Pages: 16



VET-32

Tapeworms in Horses

4/15/2006 (minor revision)
Authors: Sandra Collins, Harold Drudge, Gene Lyons, Sharon Tolliver

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Veterinary Science (VET series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 430 kb
Pages: 8



ID-157

Managing Livestock Forage for Beef Cattle Production on Reclaimed Surface-Mined Land

1/20/2006 (new)
Authors: David Ditsch, John Johns

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 477 kb
Pages: 8



ID-152

Grazing Corn: an Option for Extending the Grazing Season in Kentucky

7/15/2004 (reprinted)
Authors: David Ditsch, Steve Isaacs, John Johns, Chad Lee

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: corn, farm crops, grain crops, nutrition and health
Size: 266 kb
Pages: 4



AGR-173

Baling Forage Crops for Silage

2/10/2004 (reprinted)
Authors: Mike Collins, David Ditsch, Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, nutrition and health
Size: 84 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-155

Trace Mineral Supplementation for Kentucky Beef Cows

11/15/2003 (new)
Authors: Roger Hemken, John Johns, Patty Scharko

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 96 kb
Pages: 4



AGR-134

Kentucky Bluegrass as a Forage Crop

11/1/2003 (minor revision)
Authors: Garry Lacefield, Monroe Rasnake

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, nutrition and health
Size: 13 kb
Pages:



SR-2003-1

Proceedings, First Workshop on Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome

4/28/2003 (new)
Authors: David Powell

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Special Report (SR series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 1 kb
Pages: 1



ASC-162

Managing Body Condition to Improve Reproductive Efficiency in Beef Cows

2/1/2003 (reprinted)
Authors: Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock, Roy Burris, John Johns

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 158 kb
Pages: 6



AGR-90

Inoculation of Forage Legumes

11/22/2002 (minor revision)
Authors: Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield, Monroe Rasnake

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, legumes, nutrition and health
Size: 110 kb
Pages: 2



ID-141A

Feeding Your Dairy Cows a Total Mixed Ration: Getting Started

12/15/2001 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jose Bicudo, Larry Turner

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 55 kb
Pages: 4



ID-141B

Managing the Total Mixed Ration to Prevent Problems in Dairy Cows

12/15/2001 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jose Bicudo, Larry Turner

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 93 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-160

Planning the Yearly Forage and Commodity Needs for a Dairy Herd

8/30/2001 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jack McAllister

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 126 kb
Pages: 8



ID-144

Understanding Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and Its Effect on Broodmares

5/1/2001 (reprinted)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Jimmy Henning, Garry Lacefield, Laurie Lawrence

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, grasses, nutrition and health
Size: 362 kb
Pages: 2



ID-145

Alfalfa Cubes for Horses

5/1/2001 (reprinted)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Jimmy Henning, Laurie Lawrence

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: cover and forage crops, farm crops, horses, legumes, nutrition and health
Size: 310 kb
Pages: 2



ID-146

Choosing Hay for Horses

5/1/2001 (reprinted)
Authors: Bob Coleman, Jimmy Henning, Laurie Lawrence

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 397 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-159

Selection and Management Practices to Increase Consistency in Beef Cattle

9/30/2000 (new)
Authors: Darrh Bullock

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 78 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-158

Assessing Sow Body Condition

10/31/1999 (new)
Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 257 kb
Pages: 2



IP-57

Potential for Livestock and Poultry Manure to Provide the Nutrients Removed by Crops and Forages in Kentucky

9/8/1999 (new)
Authors: Les Anderson, Jenny Cocanougher, Richard Coffey, Bill Crist, Ron Fleming, Kim Henken, Doug Overhults, Tony Pescatore, Monroe Rasnake, Bill Thom

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 641 kb
Pages: 6



ASC-156

Feeding and Managing the Far-Off Dry Cow

9/1/1999 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 294 kb
Pages: 4



IP-56

Assessment of the Potential for Livestock and Poultry Manure to Provide the Nutrients Removed by Crops and Forages in Kentucky

9/1/1999 (new)
Authors: Les Anderson, Jenny Cocanougher, Richard Coffey, Bill Crist, Ron Fleming, Kim Henken, Doug Overhults, Tony Pescatore, Monroe Rasnake, Bill Thom

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 794 kb
Pages: 18



ASC-154

Using Nutrition to Improve Immunity Against Disease: Copper, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin E

5/1/1999 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Bob Harmon

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 114 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-140

Mastitis and Its Control

7/11/1997 (minor revision)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Bill Crist, Bob Harmon, George Heersche, Jack McAllister, Joe O'Leary, Larry Turner

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 79 kb
Pages: 14



ASC-151

Pasture for Dairy Cattle: Challenges and Opportunities

4/1/1997 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken, Jimmy Henning, Larry Turner

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 184 kb
Pages: 8



ASC-131

Using the Dart Ration Computer Program to Answer Nutrition Questions About Dairy Cattle

9/15/1996 (minor revision)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 210 kb
Pages: 18



ASC-147

Feeding Growing-Finishing Pigs to Maximize Lean Growth Rate

8/31/1995 (reprinted)
Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 96 kb
Pages: 8



ASC-149

Feeding and Managing the Weanling Pig

8/1/1995 (new)
Authors: Richard Coffey, Kevin Laurent, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 67 kb
Pages: 8



ASC-143

Equine Feeding Management

4/1/1995 (new)
Authors: Laurie Lawrence

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 146 kb
Pages: 4



AGR-160

Managing Small Grains for Livestock Forage

3/1/1995 (new)
Authors: Morris Bitzer, David Ditsch

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Agronomy (AGR series)
Tags: farm crops, grain crops, nutrition and health, small grains
Size: 224 kb
Pages: 6



VET-31

A Health Calendar for Spring-Calving Herds

11/1/1993 (new)
Authors: Duane Miksch

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Veterinary Science (VET series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 89 kb
Pages:



VET-30

Club Lamb Fungus Disease

5/1/1993 (new)
Authors: Duane Miksch

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Veterinary Science (VET series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 37 kb
Pages:



ASC-129

Sheep Foot Care and Diseases

4/1/1993 (reprinted)
Authors: Monte Chappell

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 24 kb
Pages:



ASC-138

Role of Nutrition on Reproductive Performance

10/1/1992 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, George Heersche

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 191 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-134

Should You Be Feeding Fat to Your Dairy Cows?

8/1/1992 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken, Jack Jackson

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 189 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-139

Balancing Rations for Dairy Cows

8/1/1992 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 23 kb
Pages:



ASC-12

Balancing Rations

5/31/1991 (minor revision)
Authors: Roy Burris, Nelson Gay, John Johns, Dave Patterson

Because feed costs are the major cost of producing beef, making the most efficient use of feeds is of prime importance in determining profits. Rations must be properly balanced for cattle to use feeds most efficiently. Ration balancing is another management tool the efficient producer can use to maximize profits.

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: beef cattle, livestock, nutrition and health
Size: 32 kb
Pages:



VET-28

Preventing and Treating Disease in Exhibition Market Animals

8/1/1990 (new)
Authors: Duane Miksch

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Veterinary Science (VET series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 30 kb
Pages:



VET-27

Chemical and Drug Residues in Livestock

10/1/1989 (new)
Authors: Duane Miksch

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Veterinary Science (VET series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 34 kb
Pages:



ASC-120

Forages for Horses

5/1/1989 (new)
Authors: Charles Dougherty, Craig Wood

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 201 kb
Pages: 4



ASC-119

Economical Alternative Feeds for Sheep

4/1/1989 (new)
Authors: Monte Chappell, Don Ely

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 24 kb
Pages:



ASC-114

Basic Horse Nutrition

7/1/1988 (new)
Authors: Stephen Jackson, Craig Wood

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 243 kb
Pages: 4



ID-76

Creep Grazing for Beef Calves

4/1/1987 (new)
Authors: Curtis Absher, Larry Turner

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 11 kb
Pages:



ASC-104

Factors Affecting Feed Conversion in Growing-Finishing Swine

9/1/1985 (new)
Authors: Gary Cromwell, Dennis Liptrap, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 23 kb
Pages:



ASC-106

Improving Preweaning Survival of Pigs

6/1/1985 (new)
Authors: Gary Cromwell, Dennis Liptrap, Gary Parker

Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 9 kb
Pages:



VET-26

Brucellosis of Cattle

3/1/1985 (reprinted)
Authors: D.E. LaBore

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Veterinary Science (VET series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 37 kb
Pages:



VET-10

E.I.A. Equine Infectious Anemia

1/1/1973 (new)
Authors: Charles Issel

Departments: Veterinary Science
Series: Veterinary Science (VET series)
Tags: horses, nutrition and health
Size: 107 kb
Pages: 2



ID-2

Some Plants of Kentucky Poisonous to Livestock

6/1/1972 (minor revision)
Authors: J.W. Herron

Departments: Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Tags: nutrition and health
Size: 59 kb
Pages: