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Harnessing User Communities For Website Location And Evaluation, Tim Beal, Mimi Recker Nov 1997

Harnessing User Communities For Website Location And Evaluation, Tim Beal, Mimi Recker

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

The AsiaWeb Project is looking at the problem of accessing quality and relevant information on the Web. It is the product of collaboration between two disciplinary standpoints. Dr Mimi Recker is approaching the problem from a generic, systems viewpoint, seeing the information domain as a case study and Dr Tim Beal has an interest in the computer access and manipulation of information on Japan, and Asia generally. We are taking business information on Asia as the general subject and within this Japan is a priority area. However, it is considered that the techniques developed could be applied to any subject ...


Using Compost In Utah Turf Applications, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig, Bruce Miller, James Barnhill Nov 1997

Using Compost In Utah Turf Applications, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig, Bruce Miller, James Barnhill

All Current Publications

No abstract provided.


Using Compost In Utah Gardens, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig, Bruce Miller, James Barnhill Nov 1997

Using Compost In Utah Gardens, Kitt Farrell-Poe, Rich Koenig, Bruce Miller, James Barnhill

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No abstract provided.


Colloidal Silver Not Approved For Treating Animals, Clell Bagley Aug 1997

Colloidal Silver Not Approved For Treating Animals, Clell Bagley

All Current Publications

FDA has received reports that products containing colloidal silver are being promoted for use in the treatment of mastitis and other serious disease conditions of dairy cattle, as well as for various conditions of companion animals. For example, FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has received reports from the Agency's regional milk specialists and State inspectors that colloidal silver products have been found on some dairy farms.


Disease Resistance In Cattle, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Disease Resistance In Cattle, Clell Bagley

All Current Publications

The ability of cattle to resist the many disease processes to which they are exposed is truly amazing. And yet, when several adverse factors combine, this resistance can be overcome and result in a herd disaster which is just as amazing. This discussion will be broken down into four major areas. But it is the combined functioning of all four areas that actually provides disease resistance.


Infectious Cattle Diseases And Vaccines, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Infectious Cattle Diseases And Vaccines, Clell Bagley

All Current Publications

Vaccines are available for 20 to 30 infectious diseases of cattle. With the various brand names and different combinations available, the choice of vaccines can become very complicated. Calves vaccinated under 6 months of age should generally be re-vaccinated again after that age to provide a longer lasting immunity.


Assisting With Calving, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Assisting With Calving, Clell Bagley

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Calving season is a busy time of year for cattlemen and it is a critical step toward a productive year. The first rule is frequent observation of those cows due to calve, especially the first calf heifers. This is usually a very busy time of year and some extra help during this season will more than pay for the cost through extra calves saved. Even wives and older children can help a solo producer get some needed sleep. If, they have been taught how to observe, they can tell when a calving cow needs help and if there’s a ...


Yew Had Better Watch Out!, Clell Bagley, Kip Panter Jul 1997

Yew Had Better Watch Out!, Clell Bagley, Kip Panter

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If you see clippings from ornamental, evergreen shrubs that someone has dumped where cattle, horses, sheep, etc., can eat them, you had better move the plants or the animals. If you don’t, expect some dead animals.


Drug Residues And Food Safety, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Drug Residues And Food Safety, Clell Bagley

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Complaints and demands from consumers concerning a product usually occur after an incident involving injury, illness or death. However, this was not the case with the Alar scare with apples and it is not the case with the concern for drug residues in food animal products.


Breeding Soundness Examination Of Rams, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Breeding Soundness Examination Of Rams, Clell Bagley

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The objective of a breeding soundness examination (BSE) of rams is to evaluate and classify their potential breeding ability. This process should include evaluation of their physical condition as well as an evaluation of the semen itself. A BSE does not include an evaluation of sex drive or breeding behavior because there are no standardized criteria by which to judge these. Their best evaluation at present will come from observation of the rams breeding behavior after introduction into the ewe flock.


Obstetrics And Lambing Problems, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Obstetrics And Lambing Problems, Clell Bagley

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Lambing season is a busy time and a critical step toward a productive year. The first rule is for frequent observation of ewes due to lamb. Extra help during this season will usually more than pay for the cost because of extra lambs saved.


Improving Reproductive Performance Of The Ewe, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Improving Reproductive Performance Of The Ewe, Clell Bagley

All Current Publications

The western range ewe is a tremendously productive animal as evidenced by the excellent reproductive rates that are achieved by some producers, some years. Yet many other factors such as weather, disease and forage availability can drastically reduce their productivity. It is a major management challenge to control or even minimize the effect of these interacting factors. Some of those of greatest priority are listed and briefly discussed.


Epididymitis In Range And Purebred Rams, Clell Bagley, Mark Healey Jul 1997

Epididymitis In Range And Purebred Rams, Clell Bagley, Mark Healey

All Current Publications

Fact sheet describes epididimitis, its causes, its effects, and control of the disease.


Nutritional Diseases Of Sheep, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Nutritional Diseases Of Sheep, Clell Bagley

All Current Publications

Nutritional diseases result from a deficiency, an excess or an imbalance of nutrients. They are common but usually produce only sporadic cases of illness or death loss. However, the wrong combination of events can lead to devastating losses.


Preparing Bulls For The Breeding Season, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Preparing Bulls For The Breeding Season, Clell Bagley

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With proper care prior to and during the breeding season, cattlemen can increase the breeding capacity of bulls. Breeding soundness evaluations and trichomoniasis testing are tools which can aid a herd manager as he makes critical decisions for next year’s calf crop.


Dealing With Drought And Short Feed Supplies For Beef Cattle, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Dealing With Drought And Short Feed Supplies For Beef Cattle, Clell Bagley

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Weather patterns greatly impact feed supplies for almost all areas of Utah. Both grazing and harvested feed supplies are usually reduced with drought conditions. The hay QUALITY may actually be improved because of the excellent drying conditions for harvest. Taking good care of hay supplies to protect that quality may allow use of less feed in the winter to achieve acceptable results.


Copper Deficiency In Utah, Clell Bagley, Norris Stenquist, Dennis Worwood Jul 1997

Copper Deficiency In Utah, Clell Bagley, Norris Stenquist, Dennis Worwood

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Copper deficiency has been diagnosed in a number of Utah cattle herds, yet few producers use copper supplements. Cattle deficient in the element can suffer significant production losses. Producers need to balance both the effects and the costs of copper supplements. Too much copper can cause copper toxicity or poisoning. And adding copper may not be economical if animals are only marginally deficient. Further, the deficiency may occur only on specific feeds or pastures, correcting itself when cattle are moved.


Weak Calf Syndrome Or Bvd Fetal Infection, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Weak Calf Syndrome Or Bvd Fetal Infection, Clell Bagley

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A serious health problem of newborn calves was recognized 20 years ago and termed “weak calf syndrome”(WCS). The Bovine Virus Diarrhea (BVD) virus was often isolated from affected calves and from these herds. In recent years, veterinarians have again been looking at the effects of the BVD virus on the fetus.


Management For Weaning Healthy, Marketable Calves, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Management For Weaning Healthy, Marketable Calves, Clell Bagley

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Weaning is an extremely stressful time for beef calves and involves the potential for severe economic loss. The most common problems usually involve respiratory and/or digestive diseases. Weaned calves should be retained for 3–6 weeks after weaning.


Mastitis Prevention Program, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Mastitis Prevention Program, Clell Bagley

All Current Publications

A great deal of money and effort have been expended over the years to find methods for control of mastitis in dairy cows. Both European and U.S. workers have developed programs of prevention that are very similar. These preventive programs require implementation of the seven basic procedures outlined below. It has been shown repeatedly that this programs works.


Drug Use In Food Animals, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Drug Use In Food Animals, Clell Bagley

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Producers should be aware that there are four ways to legally obtain and use antibiotics and other drugs in food animals. The first, and most common source, is over the counter (OTC) drugs, labeled for specific uses.


External Parasites, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

External Parasites, Clell Bagley

All Current Publications

No abstract provided.


Tube A Lamb, Save A Life, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Tube A Lamb, Save A Life, Clell Bagley

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No abstract provided.


Dystocia (Difficult Lambing), Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Dystocia (Difficult Lambing), Clell Bagley

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If the flock is lambed on the range, assistance is not given to individual ewes. Catching those needing help causes so much disruption of ewes with normal lambs and results in so many orphans, it is detrimental. One of the primary advantages of shed lambing a range flock is being able to better assist during birth and those first crucial hours of life.


Breeding Soundness In Rams: How To Do It..., Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Breeding Soundness In Rams: How To Do It..., Clell Bagley

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In order for ram breeding soundness examinations to be of maximum value to producers they must be relatively thorough as well as consistent. There is so much normal variation between rams that we cannot afford to add additional variability by lack of observation or inconsistent techniques.


Updating Your Herd Health Plan, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Updating Your Herd Health Plan, Clell Bagley

All Current Publications

Animal health is not sold in a bottle, syringe or sack. It comes as a result of proper management. The increased concentration and movement of cattle and demands for greater production necessitate an improved level of management to maintain cattle health.


Pinkeye, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Pinkeye, Clell Bagley

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Pinkeye is the common term for Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis (IBK). This terminology describes a disease condition of cattle which is infectious in nature and causes an inflammation of the transparent cornea, the sclera (“white”) of the eyeball and the conjunctiva (inside lining membrane) of the lids.


Vaccinating To Prevent Pneumonia, Clell Bagley, Donald Snyder, Nyle Matthews Jul 1997

Vaccinating To Prevent Pneumonia, Clell Bagley, Donald Snyder, Nyle Matthews

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Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is a major problem for cattle and it continues to cause serious economic losses. Pneumonia is its most serious form. BRD causes increased death losses, higher medication and labor costs, and lost production. It occurs most commonly within a few weeks of weaning and is especially troublesome then. BRD is more serious in calves which are shipped long distances right after weaning and is often referred to as shipping fever.


Staph Mastitis: Herd Control Program, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Staph Mastitis: Herd Control Program, Clell Bagley

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Mastitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus is a major problem for some dairy herds. It causes high Somatic Cell Counts (SCC), reduces milk quality, and may cause a loss of milk market. It limits milk production for the herd, reduces efficiency, and continues to spread to other cows.


Cat Plague - Veterinarian Caution, Clell Bagley Jul 1997

Cat Plague - Veterinarian Caution, Clell Bagley

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Plague has been in the news from several areas in the much from world. The Center for Disease Control has become especially concerned about two aspects of plague (and these concerns affect veterinarians in Utah very directly); first, plague has been increasing in recent years in the western states and second, cats are being recognized more often as being associated with human plague cases.