LIVESTOCK NEWS
Ask the Vet
Mon May 19, 2014 10:47 AM CDT

Question:

We bred a heifer that came out of a TH-positive (tibial hemimelia) bull to a tested TH-free bull. We never had the heifer tested but assumed, based on her appearance, that she was positive. Our understanding was that by breeding her to a negative bull, we could not wind up with a TH-positive calf. Yet the calf has all the symptoms of TH. Can one parent pass this along, or is there a possibility the bull was mislabeled? It has always been my understanding that in order to pass along ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN's Livestock Quick Takes
Zilmax Effects Disputed
Ask The Vet
Racing the Clock
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
Tyson to Shed Three Plants
Tyson Mexico Poultry Biz Sold
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock