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Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) 
The Beef Reproduction Task Force is a multi-state extension activity in cooperation with the North Central Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leaders Committee and the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service. Objectives of Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle are to improve the understanding of the physiological processes of the estrous cycle, the procedures available to synchronize estrus and ovulation and the proper application of these systems and to improve the understanding of methods to assess male fertility and how it affects the success of AI programs.  
Assisting the Beef Cow at Calving Time 
The purpose of this guide, from University of Missouri Extension, is to acquaint cattle producers with calving management principles that will help minimize calf loss in their herds. It is also available as a PDF. 
Beef Cattle Herd Health Vaccination Schedule 
The purpose of this fact sheet, from the University of Arkansas, is to provide the cattle producer with a basic herd health vaccination program. It is important to contact your veterinarian to determine if additional vaccinations are required for your area. 
Beef Cattle, UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Extension 
This page provides links to many beef cattle health articles that are published in a variety of University of California-Davis Veterinary Medicine Extension publications. 
Biological Risk Management - Veterinarians: Resources for Beef Facilities  
This resource is from the Center for Food Safety & Public Health at Iowa State University. Beef cattle production is a segmented and diverse industry. Endemic diseases cost producers millions of dollars each year, and the introduction of a foreign animal disease could devastate the entire industry almost instantly. It is not necessary to suffer the effects of a foreign animal disease to demonstrate the benefits of a biological risk management plan (BRM). BRM is designed to help establish a comfort level in evaluating risks in three of the most commonly recognized segments of the industry: cow-calf, feedlot, and stocker/backgrounder. 
Biosecurity Protection for Beef Cattle Operations 
Biosecurity management practices are designed to reduce/prevent the spread and movement of infectious diseases onto the operation. Infectious diseases introduced onto an operation can have a devastating effect on cash flow and equity. The goal of a biosecurity plan is to minimize the movement of biologic organisms and their vectors onto and within your cattle operation. 
Brucella abortus Strain RB51 Vaccine Licensed for Use in Cattle 
Information from USDA APHIS about Brucella abortus Strain RB51 vaccine. 
Calf Vaccination Guidelines 
Calf vaccination is an important part of every herd health program. An effective vaccination protocol can be developed to fit most operation and management approaches. This guide describes three calf vaccination approaches that have been successfully implemented in cow-calf operations in New Mexico. However, producers should consult with their local veterinarian to design a vaccination program that fits their particular operation. 
Cattle Diseases 
This web page, from University of Florida IFAS Extension, provides a list of links to publications about a variety of cattle diseases. 
Cattle Diseases and Conditions 
This page, from, provides information about 100 Cattle diseases/conditions in alphabetical order. Simply select the disease of choice from the list below or the drop down menu above. 
Cattle Pest - Insects 
This page, from University of Florida IFAS Extension, provides information about many insect pests of cattle 
Cattle Vaccines and Their Use 
This is a chapter from the Beef Cattle Handbook, a product of the Extension Beef Cattle Resource Committee. It covers cattle vaccines and provides information about vaccination programs. 
Common Internal Parasites of Cattle 
This publication, from University of Missouri Extension, discusses common internal parasites of cattle. It is also available as a PDF. 
Cow Herd Vaccination Guidelines 
Cow herd vaccination programs, like calf vaccination programs, are an important component of a herd health program. Vaccination protocols should be designed with specific management systems and production goals in mind. Cows are generally vaccinated for two reasons: 1) to prevent disease in the cow and 2) to pass immunity to the unborn calf. 
Diseases Affecting Reproduction in Beef Cattle 
Infertility and abortions in cattle are two of the greatest problems the cattle breeder faces. The causes are complex and difficult to identify. This publication discusses and briefly outlines some of the more common diseases and control measures. 
Emergency Considerations for Beef Cattle 
This guide is a general overview of beef cattle handling, care, and health concerns which may be associated with a natural disaster.  
eXtension - Beef Herd Health 
A list of articles on eXtension from cooperative extension services across the country about beef herd health. 
Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center Multimedia Training 
A variety of training videos about beef cattle from the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center at University of Nebraska. 
Guide for Johne’s disease risk assessments and management plans for beef herds 
This Handbook, from National Johne's Education Initiative, is an evolution from previous editions of Veterinary Manuals that were used to complete risk assessments and develop management plans to prevent or control Johne’s disease in cattle herds for the Voluntary Bovine Johne’s Control Program. 
Management Software Tools 
These software tools, from The Beef Cattle Institute, are in a variety of formats and include calculators for cow/calf producers, feed lots, marketing, and nutrition. 
Missouri Beef Resource Guide - Health 
These links, from the Missouri Beef Resource Guide, provide resources to help you learn more about improving animal health and maintaining proper biosecurity practices on your beef operation.  
Ovarian and hormonal events during synchronization of ovulation and timed appointment breeding of Bos indicus-influenced cattle using intravaginal progesterone, GnRH and prostaglandin F2(alpha) 
Abstract of a dissertation from a Texas A&M graduate student about estrus synchronization, artificial insemination, and beef cattle. Full text is available as a PDF. 
Pelvic Measurements and Calving Difficulty 
Although researchers agree that birth weight is the most important measurable trait affecting calving difficulty, there is evidence that the size and shape of the pelvis also affect a heifer's ability to calve. This publication from University of Missouri Extension is also available as a PDF. 
Program with payback : How to get more for your feeder cattle 
Fulltext of a paper presented at the 2005 Nutrition Conference on preconditioning programs and how their use is becoming a condition of sale. 
Tuberculosis Disease Information  
Information about bovine tuberculosis from USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. 
USDA - APHIS - Animal Health - Cattle Disease Information 
Information about a variety of diseases from USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. 
Vaccines — Their Use, Handling, and Care 
This fact sheet, from Oklahoma Cooperative Extension, discusses types of immunity and the care and handling of vaccines. 
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