Aiello, S. & Moses, M. (2012). Merk veterinary manual.
Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merk & Co., Inc.
The Merk Veterinary Manual has every disease known to domestic animals and livestock. It discusses each disease in detail. A must have for pet owners or ranchers.
American Youth Horse Council (1994). Horse industry
handbook: A guide to equine care and
management. Lexington, KY: American youth
The American Youth Horse Council has put together a well-documented binder full of information on everything a person needs to own a horse.
Appel, M., Gillespie, J. & Siegert R. (1972). Canine
distemper virus. Virology monographys (vol. 11
pp. 48). New York, NY: Springer-verlag.
An extremely well-documented article on canine distemper. The authors argue that distemper is not a very precise description of a disease entity. It can attack the mind and the body. A reference to find sources on distemper.
Cirelli, A. (1998). Care and management of the ranch
horse. University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative
Extension Bulletin 98(21).
In his bulletin, Al Cirelli explains the recommended care and management of the ranch horse. He explains what it takes to be a good ranch horse both physically and psychologically. He also explains what it takes to maintain the health of a ranch horse.
Diskin, M, & Kenny, D. (2016) Managing the reproductive
performance of beef cows. Theriogenology, 86(1),
The authors discuss how reproductively efficient beef cow herd will be fundamental to meeting the protein and specifically, red meat demand of an ever increasing global population.
Dunn, B. H., & McCuistion, K. C. (2008). Strategic
Management and Ranching: Successfully Planning
for the 21st Century. Rangelands (Allen Press
Publishing Services Inc.), 30(2), 4-7.
The article describes a strategic planning process for ranching. The King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management recommends a strategic management process, that includes basic stages with fundamental steps, for use by ranchers and rangeland managers. Using gap analysis, a rancher or rangeland manager must answer several questions to determine strategies to accomplish the vision for a ranch or rangeland. Scenario planning can be incorporated in the strategic management process and the testing of the probability of success of the strategies is important.
Ellis, C. (2013). The Symbiotic Ideology: Stewardship,
Husbandry, and Dominion in Beef Production. Rural
Sociology, 78(4), 429-449.
Social studies of agriculture tend to overlook the micro and symbolic interactions that structure relationships among agriculturalists, the environment, and animals raised as commodities. In this study, the author uses ethnographic methods and in-depth interviews with conventional beef producers to understand their perceptions of the environment and the nonhuman animals they raise.
Endecott, R. & Szmanski, T. (2012). Bovine
Trichomoniasis: Fact sheet for Montana cattle
Producers. Montana State University Extension
Montguide.MT201210AG 10/12. Retrieved on
June 21, 206 from Montana State University
Extension website: http://www.msuextension.org
Dr. Endecott is the MSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist and Dr. Szymanski, is the Montana Department of Livestock Staff Veterinarian. In there article on Bovine Trichomoniasis, the authors tell everything needed to know about Trich to diagnose, prevent and treat Trich in the cattle herd.
Giffin, J. & Gore, T. (1989). Infectious diseases. Horse
owner’s veterinary handbook. (pp. 61-86). New
York, NY: Howell Book House.
Dr. Giffin and Dr. Gore cover everything imaginable in the horse health world. This book is a must have for horse owners to diagnose and maintain horse health.
Greiner, S. P. (2009, May 1). Crossbreeding Beef Cattle.
Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Virginia
In his article, Greiner explains the advantages of crossbreeding to your beef cattle herd. He also explains what heterosis is and how it affects your herd as well.
Hum, S. (2007). Vibriosis of cattle. Primefacts 451
(replaces Agfact sheet A2.9.7) (Job number
7351). ISSN 1832-6668. Retrieved from NSW
Department of Primary Industries website:
Dr. Hum is the Senior Veterinary Officer, Research Operations, Menangle, New South Wales. In his article on Vibrio in cattle he explains What it is, how it is spread, signs of the disease, immune response, diagnosis, prevention, and economic loss due to the disease.
Khan, M. & Kozub, G. (1981). Systemic control of cattle
grubs (Hypoderma spp.) in steers treated with
Warbex and weight gains associated with grub
control. Canadian journal of comparative
This is an indebth study done in Canada, by the authors, studying the affect of grub control and associated weight gains in beef cattle due to the use of Warbex.
Klinefelter, D., & McCann, B. (2009). Management
Transitions: Handing Over the Reins. Rangelands
(Allen Press Publishing Services Inc.), 31(2), 19-
The authors explain the importance of handing down a family ranch. The importance of proper estate planning and legal implications involved. The paper tells many of the important factors and where to go for more advice. The article plants the seed.
Lun, K. (2015). Merk veterinary manual. Whitehouse
Station, NJ: Merk & Co., Inc.
The Merk Veterinary Manual has every disease known to domestic animals and livestock. It discusses each disease in detail. A must have for pet owners or ranchers
Maczko, K. A., Tanaka, J. A., Smith, M., Garretson-Weibel,
C., Hamilton, S. F., Mitchell, J. E., & ... Brite Jr., J.
". (2012). Ranch Business Planning and Resource
Monitoring for Rangeland Sustainability.
Rangelands (Allen Press Publishing Services Inc.),
In this paper, the authors specifically address sustainability at the ranch level. They look at aligning the rancher’s business plan goals with the capability of the ranch’s rangeland resources. In the paper certain indicators are examined which help determine sustainability qualities of the ranch and rangeland.
Malott, R. (2008). Principles of behavior. Upper Saddle
River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Explains human behavioral contingencies, positive and negative reinforcement, punishment, motivating operants, stimulus control and much more on complex human behavior. This book is very helpful in training dogs and humans.
Powell, J., Jones, S., Gadberry, S. & Troxel, T. (2009). Beef
cattle herd health vaccination schedule. University
of Arkansas Division of Agricultlure Livestock
Health Series. FSA3009-PD-1-10RV. Retrieved
from the University of Arkansas website on June
21, 2016: http://www.uaex.edu
The authors cover a comprehensive vaccination schedule recommended in beef cattle.
Radtke, A. (2013). Winter feed: Do you have enough to
feed your cows? Beef. November 14. Retrieved
from the Beef Magazine website on June 21,
2016 at: http://www.beefmagazine.com
Amanda Radtke has her degree in agriculture journalism and is one of the U.S. beef industries to social media “agvocates.” In her article she explains exactly how much hay should be figured per cow per day using a 1200 lb. cow example. She explains waste needs to be taken into consideration as well as the percentage of dry matter in the feed.
Rhoades, R. D., Livsey, J. J., McCuistion, K. C., & Mathis, C.
P. (2013). Employee Management on Large
Ranches. Rangelands (Allen Press Publishing
Services Inc.), 35(2), 2-11.
The authors explain the importance of managing people to obtaining and retaining productive ranch employees. They cover reasons ranch employees leave, and why they stay on for years.
Robson, S. (2007). Blackleg in cattle. The Dairy site.
March. Retrieved on June 21, 2016 from:
Dr. Sarah Robson serves on the Animal & Plant Biosecurity Board, is the Regional Animal Health Leader for Wagga Wagga and J.M. Wilson former District Vet and Rural Lands Protection Board and published author. In her article on blackleg, Robson covers everything needed to know about blackleg including method of infection, causes, signs of the disease, occurrence, susceptible animals, prevention through vaccination.
Teliz-Triujeque, R., Williams, R. H., Ortega-S., J. A.,
Hanselka, C. W., Gonzalez-Valenzuela,
Hinojosa, J. A., & Stanko, R. (2009). Evaluation
of a Total Ranch Management Workshop as an
Educational Tool to Transfer Technology in
Mexico. Texas Journal Of Agriculture & Natural
In this study, the authors explain the Total Ranch Management (TRM) planning process. They explain how TRM improves and helps maintain better control of the ranch and it’s future, and is based on the idea of management achievements rather than specific practices.
Thomas, H. (2005). Cowboy shoeing for real cowboys.
American farriers journal 10(68).
In her article on horse shoeing Heather Thomas covers all there is on shoeing cowboy style and how to shoe the ranch horse. She covers shoe types and nail varieties.
Wenzel, J. (2015). Calf vaccination guidelines. Cooperative
extension service guide B(223) May. Retrieved on
June 21, 2016 from New Mexico State University
Cooperative Extension Service, College of
Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Science website:http://www.contentdm.nmsu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/AgCircs/id/34113.
John Wenzel is the Extension Veterinarian for New Mexico State University. In his bulletin on Calf Vaccination Guidelines, he covers different vaccination options and discusses the pros and cons of each option.
Zelski, R. (2007). Leptospirosis in cattle herds. Primefacts
445 (Job number 7343) ISSN 1832-6668.
Retrieved from NSW Department of Primary
In his article, Zelski tells all the facts on Lepto in cattle from What it is, how it is spread, signs of the disease, immune response, diagnosis, prevention, cross-contamination to humans, and economic loss due to the disease.