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 By Donald Stotts    Local    April 3, 2020

Horse owners urged to plan care during pandemic

STILLWATER, Okla. – While the primary concern of the COVID-19 pandemic is for human health, horse owners should have plans in place to ensure proper care of their horses in case of sickness and hospitalization, Oklahoma State University Extension...

 By Donald Stotts    Local    March 29, 2020

Cow-calf producers may find two-stage weaning process useful

STILLWATER, Okla. – Cattle producers with fall-calving herds who are contemplating upcoming weaning choices have several options to reduce animal stress. “Many people eat a lot when they are stressed, but calves tend to do the opposite,” said...


Response deadline looms for custom rates survey sent to Oklahoma agricultural producers

A number of agricultural producers throughout Oklahoma should be taking steps to fill out and mail back a custom rates survey they received from Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service....


Cattle producers should watch for signs of blackleg and anthrax after floodwaters recede

Livestock producers who recently experienced flooding events need to be on the lookout for signs of blackleg and anthrax in their cattle. “Incidences of both diseases can easily occur in periods of dry weather after floodwaters recede,” said Dr....


Cattle producers should examine animals for signs of foot rot

The excessive amounts of rainfall that have inundated parts of Oklahoma over the past few weeks is a warning sign for cattle producers to keep an eye out for lameness in their animals. “Lameness is the first sign of foot rot, an acute and highly in...


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