Liver abscesses in cattle

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Liver abscesses are the primary cause of liver condemnation in feedlot cattle. Two scientists (C. D. Reinhardt and M. E. Hubbert) reviewed the research on the topic. Severe abscesses may reduce the value of beef carcasses by $38 per animal. Cattle slaughtered in the Midwest states average 13% with and 4% being severe liver abscesses.There has been an increase in prevalence of liver abscesses in Holstein steers, rising from 12% in 2003 to 55% in 2013. Prevalence of liver abscesses in Holsteins fed in places like Ohio may average 23% with 9% being severe. One reason liver abscesses are higher is that Holsteins are typically on feed longer than typical beef breed cattle. Causative factorsHigh grain diets can increase the acid level in the digestive tract and this can erode the rumen wall. Certain bacteria then get into the blood stream and get lodged in the liver and cause infection.Unlike cattle, intensively fed sheep, even when fed high-grain, low-roughage diets, rarely experience rumenitis or liver abscesses. However when sheep are fed some cattle hair they have an increase in prevalence of rumenitis, suggesting that grooming behavior of feedlot cattle, licking themselves or others, results in some of the damage and perforation of the rumen wall. AntimicrobialsThe most common method of controlling liver abscesses in finishing cattle in the United States is continuous feeding of antimicrobial compounds; the most commonly used antimicrobial for this purpose is tylosin phosphate. However, even when tylosin is fed, liver abscesses commonly occur in 12% to 18% of feedlot cattle. Roughage Level and FormDrs. Loerch and Fluharty at OARDC reported that increasing the amount of corn silage from 0 to 15% reduced the percentage of condemned livers from 29% to 15%. They also found that elevating the roughage level late in the finishing period reduces liver abscessesAlthough roughage level provided during growing and finishing appears to influence incidence of liver abscesses, form of the roughage provided also appears to influence prevalence. The roughage needs to be sufficiently coarse to provide a true roughage or scratch factor within the rumen. Roughage causes the animal to create more saliva. More saliva increases the acid-buffering capacity in the rumen. Vaccination against the bacteria that causes liver abscesses has shown little benefit in field.Because roughage is costly and difficult to manage in the feedyard, future studies should focus on means to maximize the benefits of roughage by altering the timing, level, and form of roughage included in finishing diets.last_img read more

Spooky Caches

first_imgVideo by pfluniel. Wir waren am Sonntag mal wieder unterwegs.😁 Unter anderem fanden wir diesen MEGA AR-Cache. Hier brauchte man die Metaverse App, um diese kleinen Gestalten sehen zu können. Total witzig. Eine Mischung aus Wherigo und Pokémon Go.🤣 Hattet ihr so einen Cache schon mal? 😊 Wer den GC haben möchte, gerne PN.🤗 Image by elisalorenz. Thank you for submitting your #spookycaches. The zombies loved them and so did we. Here are our favorites: SharePrint RelatedKunsthof reloaded (GCNRZK) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 20, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”The Ultimate Hiding Tool — Swiss Army Knife of Geocache Containers (GC53TZQ) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 17, 2014In “Community”The ghost of caches pastOctober 29, 2019In “Learn” This Halloween themed cache was hiding in a tree in the middle of a cemetery ⚰🎃 I don’t like cemeteries so I was happy for an easy find 👌🌳 The doll was nailed to wood that was removable. When you took her out, the log was hiding underneath 🕵📝. Image by eat.sleep.cache.repeat. Thanks to @theletterboxer for this post from “The Bone Yard” series in #NYC on #StatenIsland . What’s you favorite NYC #Geocache ?  Image by nycgeocaching.center_img Geocache hidden in an abandoned cemetery. A letterbox in Spain. The spider is real. (https://coord.info/GC4EYK9). Image by marianoqnk. Image by team_glandouillage. Image by tom_com.sk.Share with your Friends:More Image by geotabg.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool striker Mane avoids FA action after Lichtsteiner clash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool striker Mane avoids FA action after Lichtsteiner clashby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Sadio Mane has avoided action after grabbing Stephan Lichsteiner around the throat during victory over Arsenal.Mane put his hands around Lichtsteiner’s neck during the first half of Saturday’s 5-1 home win at Anfield.However, The Sun reports referee Michael Oliver saw the incident at the time and duly awarded a free-kick which means there will be no further action.The clash summed up a feisty, frustrating evening for the Gunners as they fell five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.There was even a tunnel bust-up involving Arsenal defender Sokratis and Liverpool top scorer Mo Salah. last_img read more

a month agoSheffield Utd manager Wilder leaps to defence of McGoldrick

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sheffield Utd manager Wilder leaps to defence of McGoldrickby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United manager Chris Wilder has leapt to the defence of David McGoldrick.The 31-year-old was criticised for his wastefulness in front of goal during last weekend’s loss to Southampton.He missed Saturday’s win over Sheffield United with a groin strain, and Wilder stuck up for the 31-year-old when speaking after the game.He said: “So what does he do? He has a finishing session on his own and then goes back out to have another finishing session, because he’s trying to improve his skills and get that aspect of his game out of his system. It was then, he tweaked his groin. “But that tells you what kind of boy he is. An international player. Any sort of negativity or criticism towards him is ridiculous, because he gives everything for this football club and is brilliant for us.”I think we’ve got to be careful as a football club, because of the results and the way we’ve played, that we don’t put too much pressure on our players.”A couple of things got flagged up to me (after losing to Southampton). This team, where they’ve come from, they don’t deserve 70 per cent report. They deserve 100 per cent support.” last_img read more

Former Florida State RB Karlos Williams Doesn’t Like Desmond Howard’s Take On J.T. Barrett vs. Cardale Jones

first_imgKarlos Williams tweets shows he disagrees with Desmond Howard.Twitter/@Karlos_SrDuring a College GameDay segment about Ohio State’s high profile quarterback battle, Desmond Howard made it very clear who he believes will come out on top. Citing Cardale Jones’ Twitter antics, which he does not appreciate, Howard thinks that J.T. Barrett is a lock to win the job. Desmond Howard on J.T. Barrett: “He’s not really about the foolishness” Tell us what you really think— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) September 5, 2015Desmond Howard just called Cardale Jones’ tweets to Ronda Rousey “foolishness” and cited it as a reason J.T. should start. So there’s that.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) September 5, 2015Former Florida State running back Karlos Williams, of all people, was very upset with Howard.Desmond Howard is a hater.— Karlos Williams Sr. (@Karlos_Sr) September 5, 2015He don’t know nun bout what players do in the personal time. He just talking.— Karlos Williams Sr. (@Karlos_Sr) September 5, [email protected] Bruh be hating.— Karlos Williams Sr. (@Karlos_Sr) September 5, 2015We probably wouldn’t have guessed that Karlos Williams would be a Cardale Jones defender this morning, but here we are.last_img read more

Create new watchdog to review border agency RCMP federal report recommends

first_imgOTTAWA – The Trudeau government should create a new watchdog to handle public complaints about the Canada Border Services Agency, says a federally commissioned report.The report, prepared for Public Safety Canada, also recommends the proposed body be able to look into trends and any systemic problems at the border services agency.The new watchdog, the Canada Law Enforcement Review Commission, would scrutinize both the border agency and the RCMP, given the frequent overlap between the two enforcement organizations.The June 2017 report by former Privy Council Office chief Mel Cappe, now a professor at the University of Toronto, was obtained by The Canadian Press through the Access to Information Act.Scott Bardsley, a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, would not comment directly on Cappe’s recommendations, but said the government is working on legislation to create an “appropriate mechanism” to review CBSA officer conduct and handle complaints.“The government is committed to ensuring that our border services are world class and worthy of the trust of Canadians.”The border agency’s thousands of employees manage the flow of about 100 million travellers — as well as some 16 million commercial shipments — entering Canada annually. They collect, analyze and distribute information concerning people and goods at border points, air terminals and seaports.Border officers can stop travellers for questioning, take blood and breath samples, and search, detain and arrest citizens and non-citizens without a warrant. The border agency faces tough questions about its role in immigration detention following in-custody deaths.The agency’s internal recourse directorate handles complaints from the public, and other bodies including the courts, the federal privacy commissioner and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal examine various concerns about the agency’s work.But the border agency is not overseen by a dedicated, independent review or complaints body.Civil libertarians, refugee lawyers and committees of both the House of Commons and Senate have called in recent years for stronger arm’s-length monitoring.The Liberals have taken steps to keep closer tabs on the border agency’s national security activities by creating a special committee of parliamentarians to review federal security services and proposing a super-watchdog of civilian experts to complement that work.The body Cappe proposes would fill remaining gaps by providing independent scrutiny of the border agency’s law-enforcement activities and addressing complaints from travellers.The new watchdog could look at everything from a shipper’s concern about foot-dragging on a customs decision to the treatment of mentally ill immigrants.Cappe notes that in 2015 there were fewer than 2,400 complaints about border officer actions from travellers. “The need for review is not based on evidence of a misdirected or broken agency. Rather, it is the principles of accountability and transparency that suggest the need for a new review body.”The proposed body would roll in existing powers of the civilian review and complaints commission for the RCMP.It would cover the policies and actions of the Mounties and border agency, with power to initiate reviews. The minister and the two agency heads would also be able to direct or request reviews from the commission.It should have authority to share information with other review bodies and the ability to “follow the thread” of evidence, Cappe says.The commission, with a chair and four or five commissioners, would have power to compel documents and witnesses, as well as authority to dismiss frivolous complaints. Cappe suggests it issue non-binding recommendations to the RCMP and border agency to preserve the accountability of the agencies.In addition, the border agency should publish service standards or codes of conduct for officers and establish a public advisory committee to assist management, Cappe says.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

Columbus crowd witnesses Cavaliers victory over Bucks

In front of 7,092 fans at the Schottenstein Center, the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks 83-77, in their final tune-up before the start of the regular season. “It’s fun to play in cities like this that don’t have an opportunity to see you on a day-to-day basis, especially in the state of Ohio,” Cavaliers coach Byron Scott said. “It’s fun for us and hopefully it’s fun for the city of Columbus.” Point guard Ramon Sessions led the Cavaliers with 26 points. Sessions started in place of Mo Williams, who was excused from the game because of the death of his father-in-law. “I thought he played well. He was in a kind of tough situation with Mo not being here,” Scott said. “He knew he would have to play some tough minutes, but I thought he played pretty well on both ends.” Point guard Daniel Gibson also missed the game for the Cavaliers with a neck strain, while the Bucks were without former Ohio State star Michael Redd and rotation regulars John Salmons, Luc Mbah a Moute, and Corey Maggette. With neither team at full strength, the game was closely contested throughout. Cavaliers guard Anthony Parker connected with Sessions for an alley-oop layup to give the Cavaliers a two-point lead to start the second half, but a scoring burst from guard Chris Douglas-Roberts gave the Bucks a one-point advantage heading into the fourth quarter. After battling back and fourth throughout the final quarter, a breakaway lay-up by Sessions gave the Cavaliers a one-point lead with less than four minutes remaining. The Cavaliers extended their lead to as many as seven points, and forward Jamario Moon intercepted a pass from Bucks center Brian Skinner, which lead to a Parker 3-pointer to give the Cavaliers an eight point lead with 24 seconds left. Parker finished the game with 18 points and zero turnovers, while playing a team-high 38 minutes for the Cavaliers. “He not only picked up the scoring, but he ran the offense a lot. He played 37 to 38 minutes and not one turnover,” Scott said. “That means that you can count on him to do the little things, and he’s one of the guys who knows what we’re doing pretty well.” The 7,092 attendance number was a significant drop from last year’s Cavaliers preseason game in Columbus, which drew 18,021 fans. Now the Cavalier with the longest tenure with the team, center Anderson Varejao said that he wasn’t disappointed with the Columbus fans. “It’s my fourth time here and it’s always good to come here and play games,” Varejao said. “The fans do a good job.” Despite not playing, Gibson said that it’s a good experience for Cavaliers fans in Columbus to get to see the team live. “It’s just a lot of fun, getting out there in front of fans that don’t have the opportunity to come to the ‘Q,’” Gibson said. “You got to assume you have funs in just other than Cleveland.” Moon said that playing in front of a city without an NBA franchise reminds him of his days playing with the Harlem Globetrotters. “I’m always excited to play in front of different people who can’t come watch me play, and that’s what I did for my whole career for my other teams that I played for trying to come and get to the NBA,” Moon said. “It gives a lot of people that can’t get to Cleveland a chance to come out and see a good brand of basketball that the Cavaliers put out on the floor.” read more

Ohio State womens hockey suffers winless weekend against North Dakota

OSU senior forward Taylor Kuehl (6) takes a shot on goal during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 5-3. Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s hockey team snapped a losing streak, but couldn’t find a win during its weekend series against the University of North Dakota.On Saturday, UND (6-7-2, 4-6-2) claimed a 4-3 win over the Buckeyes (7-7-1, 5-6-1-1).The Buckeyes outshot and outscored UND in the first two periods of play. Then, in the third period UND claimed the game by scoring three straight goals before OSU came within one with seconds to play.In the first period, senior forward Kayla Sullivan scored a goal at 6:18 to put OSU in the lead, 1-0. UND later tied the game at 1-1 after a goal before the end of the period.The Buckeyes took the lead back in the second period when senior forward Taylor Kuehl scored off a power play. The tally was Kuehl’s fourth goal in the last three games.UND started the third period down 2-1. They quickly responded with a goal from junior forward Shannon Kaiser, who scored her first goal of the season. Kaiser’s goal beat Buckeye redshirt-junior goalie Stacy Danczak to tie the game at two.Less than a minute later UND scored to put it up 3-2. The team extended its lead to 4-2 later in the period.The Buckeyes weren’t giving up though. With less than two minutes remaining OSU pulled Danczak for an extra attacker. With a six-on-five advantage, the Buckeyes scored.Senior defenseman Kari Schmitt scored with only 10 seconds remaining in the period. Without enough time for the Buckeyes to take the game, they fell short.OSU outshot UND, 27-21 and Danczak racked up a total of 17 saves.In the Friday evening game, OSU scored a goal with two seconds remaining in the third period to tie the game and send it into overtime.The Buckeyes went on to win a three round shootout, 1-0.Sophomore forward Claudia Kelpler kept the Buckeyes in the game when she scored the goal to bring the game back to even. Already having scored earlier in the period, this goal was Kepler’s second of the game and fifth of the season.UND took the first and second periods of the game. They scored one goal in each period to take a 2-0 lead over the Buckeyes.However, OSU was able to rally late in the third period to put it back in the game.The Buckeyes outshot UND 26-18.OSU is set to head back on the road once again for a matchup against Robert Morris. The game is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pa. read more

Huesca wants to be the first La Liga team to play

first_imgThe team’s president has volunteered his club to play an official match in the United States this seasonSociedad Deportiva Huesca is a small team playing for the first time in La Liga, the top level of the Spanish football.With a stadium supporting only 5,500 supporters, the team is doing everything it can to grow its fan base.And president Jose Antonio Martin Otin might have found the answer.After La Liga reported to sign a 15-year deal taking at least one official La Liga match to the United States, Huesca says they want in.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Huesca has made an offer to the LFP to be one of the teams that play the game in the United States, as long as there’s an agreement with the players in Spain,” Martin Otin told ESPN as reported by Four Four Two.“If there’s an agreement with the players, Huesca have told the LFP president to keep us in mind when it comes to playing this game. We would love to be involved in it.”Huesca opened up their 2018-2019 campaign with a win at Eibar.They later tied 2-2 against Athletic Bilbao.And this Sunday they will visit the Camp Nou to play against Barcelona.last_img read more

Hazard Sarri told me I could be a great striker

first_imgEden Hazard revealed that Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri always believed he could make an excellent central strikerThe 27-year-old, who normally plays down the wing, has been deployed as a false nine recently for Chelsea with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud benched as a result.Hazard has repaid Sarri’s confidence in him by contributing a staggering nine goals in the Blues’ last seven games and leads the Premier League assists charts with nine.And the Belgium international is relishing the change in the role he has at Stamford Bridge.“Sarri told me before the season started that playing as a number nine could be an option,” Hazard told the club website.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“It is good not just to be a target man, but also as a false nine where I can move, I can drop, I can go deep, I can go on the wing.“I like to change a lot, but we also have two great strikers. We will see. It depends on who is on the pitch. He’s a good guy, he’s from another generation because he’s an older man, but he is close with the players.“He is laughing a lot with us, and then when we are on the pitch we are working a lot also. It’s not just fun.”Chelsea will face Crystal Palace in another Premier League match on Sunday with kick-off set for 13:00 (CET).last_img read more