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Reducing diseases in livestock

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Adjusting to the changing weather is hard enough on humans, but it's especially harder for livestock in the spring.

Processing animals is no easy task.

Dr. Marty Zaluski participated in a three day functional exercise courtesy of the Montana Department of Livestock in Helena from May 8-10, 2018.

Branding, de-worming, co-mingling and moving livestock to green pastures are all concerns when it comes to spreading a disease including foot and mouth disease.

Dr. Marty Zaluski, says it's important to keep documentation of any movement to help keep track of any diseases.

"We would advise farmers and ranchers to make sure to get their health certificates when they need to for movement out of state," said Zaluski. "They can call a brand inspector prior to movement to make sure ownership is verified."

Dr. Zaluski said, if you're a rancher, it's important to work closely with your veterinarian to ensure your herd's health is in tip top shape.

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