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OBJECTIVE To evaluate fecal shedding of Cryptosporidium parvum from California cow-calf herds with respect to age, geographic region, temporal effects, and association with watery feces. ANIMALS Cows and calves from 38 beef cow-calf operations. PROCEDURE Fecal specimens were collected and examined for C parvum oocysts, using immunofluorescent(More)
The purposes of this study were (1) to analyze and categorize certified organic Wisconsin dairy farms based on general farm characteristics and feeding strategies during the course of 2010, and (2) to evaluate herd milk production and income over feed costs (IOFC). An on-site survey containing sections on farm demographics, feeding, grazing, and economics(More)
BACKGROUND Amniocentesis is an important procedure for antenatal diagnosis but requires stereotactic skill acquisition that may be facilitated by the use of a model. TECHNIQUE A model using a gelatin mold with "targets" within is created. The model is used to facilitate development of stereotactic skills and to demonstrate technique principles for(More)
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