Our Commitment to a Healthy Herd
We are committed to maintaining a happy, healthy herd. We screen for BLV, BVD, PHA, Johnes and other diseases that would shorten the life of our cattle and we vaccinate all our cows before they move on to their new homes. We also have a mandatory quarantine period for any new animal joining our farm. We will not de-horn our cattle. Our promise to you is that we are raising the healthiest and happiest animals we can.
Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) is a virus that affects cattle and is widespread in many countries. The virus is primarily transmitted through direct contact between infected and susceptible animals, such as during milking or breeding. BLV infection can lead to a range of symptoms, including decreased milk production, weight loss, and anemia. In severe cases, BLV can cause tumors in the animal's lymphatic system, leading to reduced health and eventual death. To control the spread of BLV, it is important to practice good herd management practices and to test animals regularly. If an animal tests positive for BLV, it should be removed from the herd to prevent the further spread of the virus.
Johnes and Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) are two common diseases that can affect mini cattle. Johnes is a chronic and often fatal disease that affects the animal's digestive system. BVD can cause a range of symptoms, including fever, weight loss, and reduced fertility. Regular veterinary check-ups and testing can help detect these diseases early and prevent their spread within the herd. Implementing biosecurity measures, such as quarantine protocols for new animals and separating sick animals from the rest of the herd, can also help control the spread of these diseases.
Polysaccharide Hydrolase Deficiency (PHA) is a genetic disorder that can affect mini cattle. PHA screening is an important tool for identifying carriers of the PHA gene in breeding stock. By testing breeding animals, you can prevent the spread of the PHA gene and reduce the risk of producing affected calves. PHA screening can also help you make informed breeding decisions and maintain the health and well-being of your herd.