With cattle out on pasture, the chance of pinkeye and foot rot increases as the summer heat turns on. NDSU Extension veterinarian Dr. Gerald Stokka says fly control is one way to decrease those chances. “Areas around water where cattle congregate tend to increase the risk of infection. Moving cattle more often and providing shade can help spread them out.” During the breeding season, Stokka reminds producers to monitor bulls while out on pasture. “Maybe the bull gets injured or gets sick. As much as they’d like to breed cows, they can’t because their is pain involved,” says Stokka. “So, don’t ignore bulls once they go to grass.” Listen to the conversation.