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Mycoplasma bovis: An emerging global disease
Changes in dairy herd management, primarily herd expansion, have turned mycoplasma mastitis into an emerging disease, writes Dr. Christina Boss, Global Senior Product Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. ...
Ruminant Abortion Requires Diagnostics to Fight Disease
Repeated abortions in a herd can have a severe economic impact on farming operations, writes Laurent Delooz, Regional Association for Animal Health and Identification (ARSIA) based in Belgium....
Mycotoxins in Dairy - Facts, Figures & Solutions
Dairy cows are known to have some capacity to protect themselves against the harmful effects of mycotoxins....
Progesterone Supplements Improve Cow Reproductive Performance
Progesterone hormone supplements can increase reproductive performance of dairy cows, according to new research from the University of Florida....
Managing Cow Lactation Cycles
Poor feeding management of cows can lead to shorter, lower yielding lactations and increase calving interval. This report by John Moran from Asia Dairy Network explains the changing feed requirements of cows over the lactation cycle and how to match this...
Vitamin E Supplements Reduced Retained Foetal Membranes in Cows
Retained foetal membranes (RFM) in dairy cattle are never a good thing. Recent research from the Universities of São Paulo and Florida showed that vitamin E supplements reduced the incidence of RFM....
Heifer Rearing: When Do They Pay You Back?
Recent estimates of the cost of rearing have ranged from £1,000 to £1,500, and tend to average around £1,200, report analysts at DairyCo. ...
The Truth About Staphylococcus Aureus
Preventing Staph.aureus starts with the calf, according to the latest insight from Virginia experts. ...
High Yielder But Low Impact: Genetics For the Perfect Cow
Tools monitoring cow burps, behaviour and milk are ways to identify the most effective cows, benefiting farm economies and the environment. ...
Management Tips: Strategies for Reducing Summer Fertility Lag
When summer winds down and temperatures begin to cool, dairy producers can forget about the lag in fertility as a result of heat stress, writes Todd Bilby, Ph.D., Merck Animal Health....
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
How Much Forage Does a Dairy Cow Consume Each Day?
Consultants and researchers in Ireland have calculated grass intake guidelines for dairy cows on a daily basis, outlining considerations for introduction to grass. ...
Dung Detective Gets Most Out of Milking Robot
Sieving manure is allowing a dairy cow nutritionist to make important changes to feed preparation and rations. ...
Meet Vega The 156 Tonne Cow
A Swedish farm has what many are calling the world's most productive cow. ...
Has Cow Nutrition Changed Since the 1980s?
Prescribed forage formulae introduced to operations thirty years ago may need updating after years of advances in cow nutrition and forage analysis. ...
 
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