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

British Court Orders WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Extradited to Sweden

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Government#news#NYT#web audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A British court has agreed to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to face rape charges. His attorneys have said they will appeal the decision.Assange is being sought in Sweden for questioning on allegations of rape and coercion stemming from sexual relations he had with two women last year. Assange disputes these claims, and he and his attorneys have argued that the charges are politically motivated. They have fought the extradition, arguing Assange would not get a fair trial in Sweden and suggesting that they fear that Assange could end up being sent to the United States to face charges stemming from WikiLeaks’ release of government documents. Reuters reports that the judge in the case said that, “I have specifically considered whether the physical or mental condition of the defendant is such that it would be unjust or oppressive to extradite him.” But he added that, “I am satisfied that extradition is compatible with the defendant’s (European) Convention rights, I must order Mr Assange be extradited to Sweden.”Assange turned himself in to British police in December, on the heels of the most recent cache of documents that WikiLeaks has started publishing – some 250,000 U.S. embassy cables.Assange has been released on bond and has been living under house arrest since mid-December. He has signed a $1.5 million book deal, arguing that while he doesn’t want to write an autobiography, the mounting costs of his legal battles have forced him to. For its part, WikiLeaks has also struggled to keep its coffers full, following the decisions by Visa, Mastercard and PayPal to sever financial ties with the organizations and to refuse payment processing. WikiLeaks now has a number of other ways to support it, including the announcement most recently that it’s opened an online store. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

June Caregiving Webinar: The Value of Respite for Caregivers

first_imgRemember to join the MFLN Military Caregiving team for our upcoming, monthly professional development webinar on, ‘The Value of Respite for Family Caregivers.’ Event details are below.Time: 11:00 a.m. EasternDate: Wednesday, June 10, 2015Event Location: The Value of Respite for Family CaregiversAs a military helping professional working with family caregivers, it helps to understand that not all caregivers know what respite is, nor do they understand the importance respite plays in their health and well-being. In some cases, caregivers may even be reluctant to use respite services. During the presentation, Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., will identify ways respite can and cannot benefit family caregivers and help professionals identify respite options for caregivers to match their individual needs. Dr. Peterson will also share respite resources with professionals for family caregivers of wounded service members and caregivers of children with special needs.Dr. Peterson comes to us from the University of Wisconsin where she is a Professor Emeritus in Extension education. She also has over 25 years of experience as an educator of family caregivers and shares both personal and professional caregiving experiences.CEU Credit Available!The Military Families Learning Network has applied for 1.0 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) continuing education credit for credentialed participants. Certificates of Completion will also be available for training hours as well. For more information on CEU credits go to: NASW Continuing Education Instructions.Interested in Joining the Webinar?*No registration is required; simply go to, The Value of Respite for Family Caregiver, the day of the event to join. The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense Connect System (DCS), but is open to the public. It is strongly suggested that when using the DCS system to open the webinar on Google Chrome for both PC and MAC connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox are not compatible with this DCS platform.For those who cannot connect to the DCS site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on May 29, 2015.last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Leeds send Samuel Saiz to Getafe

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Leeds send Samuel Saiz to Getafeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United have announced midfielder Samuel Saiz is returning to Spain at Getafe.Saiz travelled to Spain for a medical at the weekend and will not be returning to Yorkshire.He will instead stay in the country before his stint with high-flying Getafe begins, Leeds confirmed on Monday.Saiz will join LaLiga side Getafe on loan in January, with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.The 27-year-old joined the Championship club from Huesca in 2017. 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 agoMan Utd scout Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd scout Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonaliby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have been linked with Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali.Tonali, 19, has been dubbed ‘the new Andrea Pirlo’, although the Brescia star himself has expressed that he’s trying to emulate his idol Gennaro Gattuso.Fiorentina negotiated for the Italy international last summer, but Brescia eventually chose to keep the midfielder.Now, says Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Ajax scouted Tonali for Sunday’s meeting with Bologna.The three clubs are interested in acquiring Tonali for the upcoming January transfer window. last_img read more

15 days agoBournemouth boss ​Howe excited over Diego Rico contribution

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss ​Howe excited over Diego Rico contributionby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe is pleased with the progress that Diego Rico is making at the club.The Spanish star is starting to show his quality for the Cherries in the Premier League.He played 90 minutes in four of the past Bournemouth league games.He was disappointing last term, but Howe believes the penny has dropped with Rico.Asked about Rico’s recent impact, Howe told reporters: “I have been very impressed in recent weeks.”He’s had a decisive say in a lot of games. If you look at the assists he has made for the team, his corners and free-kicks have been really valuable to us.”You look at the Southampton game, the Everton game and the West Ham game. He has played a key role in goals for us which have changed the game at that moment.”Tight games have been swung in our favour because of it.”I think he has grown into the position, is growing in confidence all the time. The challenge for him is to maintain that progression.”If he does with his qualities, he is going to be an important player for us.” 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

Ohio State jumps to No 14 in latest Associated Press college football

Ohio State football’s opening-day win came against a Miami (Ohio) team that finished 4-8 in 2011, but it still left a strong impression on Associated Press college football poll voters. The Buckeyes (1-0) have jumped four spots in the latest Associated Press top 25 poll to the No. 14 slot following their 56-10 win against the RedHawks Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Voters’ opinions of the Buckeyes ranged from placement at the No. 5 spot in the poll to leaving the team unranked. OSU sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller starred in the contest, setting the program’s single-game rushing record at his position with 161 yards and a rushing touchdown on 17 carries. He also completed 14-of-24 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns. Junior OSU running back Carlos Hyde tallied 84 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries to help spark OSU to the win. On the defensive side, OSU limited the RedHawks to -1 yards on the ground and held the formidable combination of Miami senior quarterback Zac Dysert and junior receiver Nick Harwell to a single touchdown in the game. Dysert finished the contest with 303 yards passing, one touchdown and two interceptions. Elsewhere in the Big Ten conference, Michigan, previously the highest-ranked Big Ten team, dropped 11 spots in the poll to No. 19 after the drubbing it suffered against now-No. 1-ranked Alabama, 41-14. The Crimson Tide rolled up to No. 1, surpassing the previously top-ranked USC Trojans, which fell to No. 2 despite their 49-10 win against Hawaii. Nebraska jumped a spot in the poll, from No. 17 to No. 16, after its 49-20 opening-weekend triumph against Southern Mississippi. Wisconsin eked out a 21-16 home win against Northern Iowa and dropped one spot to No. 13 in the AP poll. That position was previously held by Michigan State, which moved up to No. 11 after a 17-13 home win against Boise State. The Broncos are the only team to fall from the top 25 poll this week. Week 2 Associated Press Poll: 1. Alabama (45) 2. USC (11) 3. LSU (4) 4. Oregon 5. Oklahoma 6. Florida State 7. Georgia 8. Arkansas 9. South Carolina 9. West Virginia 11. Michigan State 12. Clemson 13. Wisconsin 14. Ohio State 15. Virginia Tech 16. Nebraska 17. Texas 18. Oklahoma State 19. Michigan 20. TCU 21. Kansas State 22. Notre Dame 23. Louisville 24. Florida 25. Stanford  (First-place votes in parenthesis). Information courtesy of the Associated Press. 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