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Dr. Erika Nagorske

Dr. Erika Nagorske is a practicing veterinarian with Southwest Veterinary Services, FBN’s official veterinary partner. She is originally from Wisconsin and graduated from UofM Vet School in 2016. She has been practicing dairy, dairy calf, and feedlot medicine for the last 6 years. She is passionate about cow comfort, calf health/management and animal welfare. She enjoys assisting producers in making their animals more healthy and comfortable, thus increasing their return, longevity, and profitability. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son on their acreage with their many animals, fishing, and spending time outside. 


Dec 19, 2023

by Dr. Erika Nagorske

While most species like humans and dogs develop an immune system in utero, calves are born without much of an immune system. With this in mind, it’s important to know when you should supplement colostrum. Dr. Erika Nagorske, a practicing veterinarian with Southwest Veterinary Services, FBN®’s offici



Nov 28, 2023

by Dr. Steve Dudley

As cold weather approaches, it’s time to start thinking about lice control in cattle. These parasitic nuisances can cause all kinds of problems from hair loss to reduced weight gain. Watch Dr. Steve Dudley, FBN® Head of Technical Services and practicing veterinarian with Southwest Veterinary Service


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Getting Ahead of Calf Scours

Nov 21, 2023

by Dr. Steve Dudley

Dr. Steve Dudley, FBN® Head of Technical Services and a practicing veterinarian with Southwest Veterinary Services, discusses scours prevention, including pre-calving scour vaccines. View the video below, or keep scrolling to read through the key takeaways of Dr. Dudley's presentation. Watch Now In


Most cattle producers feed their cattle minerals... but are they feeding them the right ones? And how high should cattle mineral intake be? To address common producer questions and offer suggestions on what beef producers should consider when developing a mineral program, we spoke with Dr. Brian Dor


Transitioning calves from pasture to the feedyard can be a stressful process for cattle... but it doesn't have to be. Anything producers can do to minimize that stress helps calves respond better to vaccines, stay healthy and start eating feed sooner. Calf Stress Factors Some of the main factors tha


Sep 19, 2023

by Dr. Monty Kerley

Liquid feed is a molasses-based supplement for livestock that provides added minerals , vitamins, protein and energy in a convenient, cost-effective and easy-to-handle form. It complements cattle's primary forage and grain diets, ensuring they receive a well-balanced nutrition profile. How to Delive


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Why Cattle Implants Pay

Implants are a great investment technology for cattle producers with one of the highest returns on investment. How do implants work, and how do they actually pay off in the long run? How Implants Work Implants are small pellets inserted into the ear of a calf that slowly release a growth stimulant t


When done correctly, breeding cattle via artificial insemination (AI) can achieve successful conception rates. It’s important to be mindful of using the proper techniques and procedures for your AI program. Planning and setting up a proper estrous synchronization protocol in conjunction with CIDRs ®


Jun 20, 2023

by Dr. Erika Nagorske

Now that the weather is warming up and fly season is underway, the key to a successful  fly control program is understanding the different types of flies that affect your animals. Utilizing feed additives for your fly control program is one step in a multifaceted strategy along with understanding wa