Identifying and Treating Uterine Disease in Dairy Cows (VM179)

Uterine diseases are prevalent in high producing dairy cows and require prompt diagnosis and treatment. This 6-page fact sheet describes identification and treatment for four classes of uterine diseases in dairy cows. Written by Klibs N. Galv√£o, Carlos Risco, and Jose E.P. Santos, and published by the UF Department of Veterinary Medicine, May 2011.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm179

FA178/FA178 Perkinsus Infections of Bivalve Molluscs

FA178, a 7-page fact sheet by Denise Petty, describes the infections caused by this group of protistan parasites that can infect shellfish — signs of infection in molluscs, life cycle, transmission, diagnosis, regulatory concerns, treatment and disinfection of facilities, and food safety. Includes references and glossary. Published by the UF Department of School of Forest Resources and Conservation, August 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa178

VM177/VM139 Colic in Horses

VM-177, a 4-page fact sheet by Amanda M. House, discusses this disease symptom which is the number one cause of death in horses, what it is and what things cause it, gastric ulcers, treatment and prevention. Includes references. Published by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, March 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM139

VM-174/VM136 Investigating Vaccination Failure in Poultry Flocks

VM-174, a 5-page fact sheet by Gary D. Butcher and Mojtaba Yegani, discusses disease management in poultry, why vaccination is used and reasons why a vacccine may fail to protect the flock. Includes references. Published by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, November 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM136

VM176/VM138 Biosecurity for the Poultry Industry

VM-176, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by Gary Butcher and Mojtaba Yegani, describes issues surrounding biosecurity for poultry operations, and important considerations for designing a comprehensive biosecurity program. Published by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department, January 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM138

VM174/VM137 The Role of Humans in Poultry Disease Outbreaks

VM174, a 3-page fact sheet by Gary Butcher and Mojtaba Yegani, focuses on the roles people may play in the occurrence of diseases in commercial poultry operations and what should be done to reduce or minimize the effects of this potential risk factor. Published by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, December 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM137

VM-148/VM112 Response to a Suspected Toxin-Induced Fish Kill

Revised! VM-148, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Ruth Francis-Floyd, Christopher Brooks and Denise Petty, outlines the steps to take in response to any catastrophic fish kill, and it explains the special procedures to follow when a toxin is suspected of having caused the problem. Published by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, November 2006.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM112

VM-149/VM113 Koi Herpesvirus (KHV) Disease

Revised! VM-149, a 9-page illustrated fact sheet by Kathleen H. Hartman, Roy P.E. Yanong, Deborah B. Pouder, B. Denise Petty, Ruth Francis-Floyd and Allen C. Riggs, informs veterinarians, biologists, fish producers and hobbyists about the KHV disease in a question-and-answer format. Includes glossary and references. Published by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, October 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM113

VM-171/VM133 Methods of Large Animal Carcass Disposal in Florida

VM-171, a 4-page fact sheet by J.K. Shearer, Max Irsik and Ed Jennings, describes for livestock producers several methods of carcass disposal — burial, composting, tissue digestion, incineration, and rendering. Includes references. Published by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine — Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, July 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM133

VM-172/VM134 Equine Strangles: Signs of Disease, Management and Prevention

VM-172, a 4-page fact sheet by Amanda M. House, describes this bacterial infection of the upper airway and lymph nodes which is highly contagious in horse populations — clinical signs, complications, diagnosis, treatment, management, vaccination, and prevention. Includes references. Published by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, August 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM134

VM173/VM135 Sepsis, Failure of Passive Transfer, and Fluid Therapy in Calves

VM-173, a 5-page fact sheet by Amanda M. House, Max Irsik and Jan K. Shearer, describes septicemia and neonatal infection in calves, how to ensure adequate passive antibody transfer as a preventative health measure, and how to manage fluid therapy for dehydrated calves. Includes references. Published by the UF School of Veterinary Medicine, August 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM135

VM170/VM132 Developing a Vaccination and Deworming Program for the Adult Horse

VM-170, a 4-page fact sheet by Amanda M. House, provides horse owners with guidelines to follow in developing an individualized health maintenance program with the veterinarian. It provides an overview of basic vaccination guidelines and diseases and provides guidelines for prevention and control of parasites. Includes references. Published by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, May 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM132

VM-120/VM089 Liver Fluke Control in Beef Cattle

Figure 1. Life Cycle Fasciola hepaticaRevised! VM-120, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by M.B. Irsik, Charles Courtney III, and Ed Richey, describes the control of Fasciola hepatica, one of the most damaging parasites in Florida cattle — its life cycle, damage to the animal and industry, life cycle of the intermediate host, diagnosis of liver fluke infection, and control of the liver fluke. Published by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department, July 2007.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM089