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Foot Rot in Beef Cattle

In recent weeks, several producers have called with questions about treating foot rot in beef cattle. Those calls, in …

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Controlling Flies on Cattle

With warmer weather, fly populations increase. Horn flies and face flies are the primary pests of cattle here in …

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Grass Tetany in Cattle

Grass tetany is a season-specific metabolic disturbance of cattle that occurs when cattle are grazing lush vegetation. It occurs …

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Cattle Working Facilities

To properly manage a cattle operation, adequate handling facilities are a must. Having a fast, efficient means of safely …

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Red Maple Poisoning in Horses

Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy being outdoors, but with fall comes the seasonal hazard of toxic poisoning …

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Livestock Body Condition Scoring

With the summer coming to an end and fall and winter fast approaching, livestock producers usually take on winter …

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Hardware Disease in Cattle

Hardware disease, also known as traumatic reticuloperitonitis, is really not a disease at all. It is an injury to …

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Managing Fescue Toxicosis

Midsummer is the time that we typically think of fescue toxicosis, as our thoughts are towards making hay and …

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Taking Forage Samples

Do you know the nutrient composition of the hay you have baled or purchased? If not, you really have …

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Grazing Summer Annual Grasses

Many livestock producers use summer annuals to supplement or enhance summer grazing. Sudex or sorghum-sudan hybrids, sudangrass and Pearl …

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Monitoring for Asian Giant Hornet

May 4, 2020 – News Release NCDA&CS monitoring for Asian Giant Hornet; not detected yet in the state Asian Giant Hornet …

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Dealing With Pinkeye in Cattle

Pinkeye or infectious boveine keratoconjunctivitis was first diagnosed in 1889, and remains an economically important disease in cattle today. …

Recent Publications related to Animal Agriculture

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Aflatoxins and Animal Food Safety

This factsheet covers the guidelines and mitigation for aflatoxins in animal food in North Carolina.

Making Use of Surplus Milk

This publication provides information on using surplus milk for land application, as a waste product …

1/26/21

2021 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

1/13/21
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Fetal Programming: Cow Nutrition and its Effects on Calf Performance

Recently, a lot of researchers have demonstrated that cow nutrition can impact more than just …

Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

Asian longhorned tick

Asian Longhorned Tick

The Asian longhorned tick is an invasive tick spreading throughout the eastern US. A native …

12/7/20
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Sludge Survey Methods for Anaerobic Lagoons

This publication for lagoon managers and operators describes how to carry out a sludge survey …

11/24/20
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Forage Quality Indices for Selecting Hay

This publication provides an overview of the differences in forage quality by reviewing a summary …

11/13/20