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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....
Rumen Papillae Adapt During Transition Period
Dietary strategies around the transition period are continually evolving, writes a ruminant specialist at a leading US research farm. ...
The Truth About Staphylococcus Aureus
Preventing Staph.aureus starts with the calf, according to the latest insight from Virginia experts. ...
Planning For Successful Animal Welfare on Dairy Farms
Welfare is of course a priority for dairy farmers, but standardised assessments and schemes give the consumer piece of mind....
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. ...
What Does My Dry Cow Need?
Good mineral nutrition during the dry period is a cost-effective way of reducing problems like milk fever, retained cleanings and slow calvings, advise Irish experts....
What Story Does Your Culling Pattern Tell You?
If you are culling over a third of your herd then its too much, Virginia farmers are hearing as part of a way to boost profits. ...
EBBE - Managing Cows and Heat Detection
As well as an appropriate heat detection system, housing, feed intake and stress all play a part in cow fertility, according to the European Board of Bovine Experts. ...
Making Dry Off Count: Combating Mastitis
Antibiotic dry cow treatments and internal teat sealants are 'valuable tools' to fight mastitis in high risk herds, New Zealand farmers are being told. ...
Nutrition of Autumn-calving Dry Cows
Advisers at Teagasc offer timely advice for an autumn calving herd, foregrounding body condition score and mineral balance....
Could Rumination Data Help to Predict Dairy Cows' Calving Time in the Future?
One Australian expert is testing whether rumen monitoring can predict when a calf will arrive. ...
Youthful Approach to Keeping Dairy Records
Much can be learned from record keeping about managing farm animals and farm finances, hence there is lots to be gained from starting with the books early. ...
Got Butyric? Why the Stinky Stuff Should Be Avoided
Butyric acid causes silage to smell, lowering feed intake and resulting in a wide range of metabolic issues, with transition cows particularly at risk. ...
 
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