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Diseases of Bison

A Literature Review of Disease in Bison - Many diseases are known to occur in bison but have yet to be described in the scientific literature.  Dr. John Berezowski looks at documented accounts of bison diseases.

Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF) in Bison - FAQ on Malignant Catarrhal Fever in bison. Answers to tough questions provided by experts on MCF.

Malignant Catarrhal Fever - An information article.

Anaplasmosis in Bison - Every now and again we find Anaplasmosis in a Canadian bison. An information article.

Anthrax - An information article about the cause and transmission of anthrax in large ruminants, especially bison.

Mycoplasma Disease in Bison - An information article.

Health Management of Bison

Preparation of Bison for Public Sale Venues - What to do about backgrounding bison for that sale advantage you are looking for!

Bison Behavioural Management and Facilities Design - How to handle bison without killing them and yourself!

SAFEGUARD® Administration to Bison - How to treat bison for internal parasites using SAFEGUARD PREMIX in mineral salt mixes.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vaccines - Answers to some general questions about vaccines and how they work.

Withdrawal Time Information for Ivermectin (Ivomec), Doramectin (Dectomax) or Eprinomectin (Eprinex) in Canada.

The Bison Code of Practice - Developed by the Canadian National Farm Animal Care Council. This document is currently under review. More information is available at http://www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/bison. These are guidelines for the commercial farming of bison.

The Real Dirt on Diatomaceous Earth Used for Worming Bison - An information article about alternative control methods for intestinal parasites of bison.

Biochemical and Hematological Blood Values in Bison - An article originally published in the Bison Production Field Day Report. 2001 North Dakota State University Ag Experiment Station Report, Volume 2:8-12.

Vaccination Programs For Bison - Common sense information about the use of vaccines in bison.

Field Anesthesia for Bison - This is not a DIY article. It contains some basic information about the difficult task of sedating bison.

Bison Nutrition

Understanding and Using a Feed Analysis Report - An important extension article from the University of Nebraska about feed analysis and how to interpret the results. This and other great topics can be found at http://extensionpubs.unl.edu/search/?category=AAG

Basic Nutrition of Bison - A comprehensive look at bison nutrition from the ruminant nutritionists at Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food.

Dietary Copper Balance in Bison - An information article about copper deficiency and treatment options.

Feeding Bison Meat Bulls - Three studies reported here focus on alternative feeds, energy levels, corn type and processing, and feed delivery systems for bison bulls fed for meat.

Protein Requirements for Bison Meat Bulls - This experiment was conducted to compare animal performance and cost of gain from four different protein levels in the diets of bison bulls fed for meat.

The Use of Co-products in Beef Cattle Rations - This article explains the major co-products used today and the applied use of these products in beef cattle rations. The authors have presented this material at several bison industry conferences and suggest that these products may be useful in feeding bison/