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San Benito County

Cooperative Extension 
3228 Southside Road

Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 637-5346
Fax: (831) 637-7111 

Office Hours

Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm


Additional hours by appointment


Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty

Livestock & Range Blog

  • Summer is pinkeye season

    Added June 27, 2018

    (this article is adapted from an article by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and is based on the work of John Angelos, DVM, PhD; Dr. Angelos provided additional editing) Pinkeye—or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis—is...

  • Selenium Deficiency and White Muscle Disease in California Beef Cattle

    Added June 15, 2018
    Figure 2. Selenium boluses. (Photo: Courtesy of Bret McNabb, DVM)

    Selenium deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in beef cattle in California1. It can cause diarrhea, reduced weight gain/loss of weight and can cause vaccines to be less effective2. Cows may not expel the placenta in a timely...

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