Monthly Archives: May 2011

Perception is not reality – Tim Eagan

In one week of working with Dr. Wade Taylor of Production Animal Consultation I’ve seen over 200,000 head of cattle, and learned a tremendous amount about the veterinarian’s role in the beef industry.  One of the most interesting revelations has … Continue reading

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Levi (a.k.a Eli) Smith learns new techniques for studying BRD with PAC

  These videos were taken during processing 200 hd of high-risk cattle arriving at the Mead Cattle Company yard from Alabama. Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz and I began a small research project to look at immune response to vaccinations of high-risk cattle … Continue reading

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Personal Biosecurity For Livestock Farm Visits

As you visit farms this summer, keep in mind the risk of bringing bad bugs on or off farms – here is a link to some inofrmation on personal biosecurity: http://www.cattlenetwork.com/cattle-resources/hot-topics/Personal-biosecurity-for-livestock-farm-visits-121659334.html

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Fun Farm Facts – Take the Quiz

Think you know farming? Take the National Farm-City Council Fun Facts Quiz: http://www.farmcity.org/fun_facts/index.html

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Hannah Vanos Makes the News!!! Rescued From Ingham County Earthquake!!

On Tuesday I was sent to the Ingham County fairgrounds with other MDA employees to help with a disaster preparedness simulation.  The exercise was a joint effort involving mostly the American Red Cross and the State Animal Response Team (SART), … Continue reading

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FSF 2011 Kick Off!!

2011 FSF students and their mentors met on Momday May 16th to kick-off this years program.  There are 22 students in this years Summer FSF program.

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FSF Outing at the Lugnuts – July 7, 2011

The annual FSF group night at the Lansing Lugnuts baseball game is Thursday July 7th.  This is “Thirsty Thursday” night ($2.00 beer) and a Jimmy Buffet Concert after the game (don’t really think it is JB – but still a … Continue reading

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