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Individual Factors Associated with L- and H-Type BSE in France
In what they believe is the first study of atypical cases of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in France, researchers based in Lyon found that the cases were detected in animals much older than for the classical form of the disease. There was a significant...
Keeping Cows Cool, Where do I Start?
Heat stress occurs when a dairy cow’s heat load is greater than her capacity to lose heat. Heat stress effects include: increased respiration rate, increased water intake, increased sweating, decrease in dry matter intake, slower rate of feed passage,...
Fly Management for Organic Dairies
Flies can decrease milk production and spread disease. In this article, Brad Heins, Extension Dairy Scientist with the University of Minnesota, looks at methods to control and management flies on organic dairies....
No Indication of Coxiella burnetii Infection in Norwegian Farmed Ruminants
All samples were negative for antibodies against C. burnetii, the bacterium that causes Q–fever, according to newly published research from Oslo. The estimated prevalence of infected herds was zero for Norwegian dairy cattle herds, beef cattle herds,...
Transitioning to a Polled Herd
Transitioning to a polled herd may take 30 years by visual selection but this time can be cut significantly by using the poll gene marker test, according to the Australian Beef CRC. ...
Housing and Management Biggest Contributors to Welfare
Serious welfare risks to cattle and calves in the EU, identified in a scientific review by the EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW), were associated with housing and management....
Risk Factors for Bovine Tuberculosis in Great Britain
Large herds and fattening herds are more likely to breakdown with bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in all areas, according to researchers in the UK. In areas with lower perceived risk, the risk of breaking down increased with the number of animals brought in...
Gold and Nanotechnology Bring Viruses to Light
All that glitters is not gold, but it is in the case of nanotechnology that’s being used to develop detection tools for viruses that affect animals and people. Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service’s Center for Grain and Animal Health Research...
Assessment of Behavioural Changes Associated with Oral Meloxicam Administration at Dehorning in Calves
Using accelerometers and a remote triangulation device, a team of researchers in the US studied the behaviour of calves for seven days after dehorning. The animals that had received the anti–inflammatory drug generally spent more time at the grain feeder,...
Improving Young Breeder Performance
Fourth generation Tieyon Station owners Paul and Jo Smith record the fertility, growth and calving rates of their young breeding stock as they re-build herd numbers. ...
Alternatives to Antibiotics in Animal Health
The history of antibiotic use in animal production and alternative strategies that work are reviewed by Sandra Avant of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in the latest issue of Agricultural Research. ...
Prevalence and Characterisation of Clostridium difficile from Feedlot Beef Cattle
C. difficile was found by researchers in the intestinal tracts of a small percentage of feedlot cattle in Alberta, Canada, at the start of feeding and throughout the period studied. Ribotype 078/NAP7 was the dominant strain in these animals, the same...
Dynamics of Salmonella Serotype Shifts in an Endemically Infected Dairy Herd
In cows from a typical dairy herd in the US, the prevalence of faecal shedding of Salmonella over the six-year study period ranged from eight per cent to 97 per cent, and most of them were shedding most of the time, according to researchers. Kentucky...
Longitudinal Study on Morbidity and Mortality in White Veal Calves in Belgium
In a rare study of the health of veal calves reared commercially, researchers based in Ghent found an average mortality rate of just over five cent in the 15 groups they studied. ...
Determining How Breed and Longevity are Related
Texas AgriLife Research is trying to help the dairy industry determine how breed and conformation affects dairy cow longevity....
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