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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Confirmed in U.S.

Introduction Although present in European and Asian swine herds for more than 40 years, the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus was confirmed for the first time in the U.S. in May 2013. So far, cases…

Selenium: Essential for Livestock Health

Tragically, the first time some livestock producers hear the term “White Muscle Disease” is during the necropsy of one of their animals. What causes this serious disease and more importantly, how can it be prevented?…

Preventing Navel Ill

Using iodine on the navel of any newborn farm animal is an important management practice for the prevention of navel ill.  The navel of the newborn is basically a hollow tube which leads directly into…


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WSU Livestock Carcass Grade & Cutability Calculator

Download Now Available on both Android and iOS WSU Livestock Carcass Grade & Cutability Calculator is a simple way to calculate carcass yield grade, dressing percentages, and cutability of beef, pork and lamb carcasses.  Individuals…


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  • WSU Livestock Carcass Grade & Cutability Calculator (Android) (iOS)



Quality Assurance



Do You Have Lousy Animals?

As we enter the colder, darker, damper time of year, we will be re-visited by a pest from the past: lice. An annual problem, lice can affect animal health and farm profitability. Here is a…