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Bovine Anaemia
Graham Bailey, Cattle Health Coordinator at the Orange Agriculutral Institute looks at what causes cattle anaemia (reduction of red blood cells) and how it can be treated. ...
TB & A Badger Cull: The Facts
Following a comprehensive consultation exercise, the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the UK has announced a number of measures to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in England. The most controversial being...
Systems Of Production For Male Calves From The Dairy Herd
Researchers at the Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Ireland, look at the different production methods for male calves from the dairy herd. ...
Impact Of Dystocia On Newborn Calf Vigour
The effects of dystocia on calves are discussed by Dr Ken Leslie, from the University of Guelph, Canada. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports. ...
Decision Time For Cow-Calf Producers: Grass Vs Grain
The cow-calf business is reaching a Y in the road. The challenge is choosing from a list of well-established enterprises and those added to the list that part ways with a grass- and grain-based industry, writes North Dakota State University....
Effects Of Stockperson Behaviour On Animal Welfare & Productivity
Speaking at a recent Boehringer Animal Welfare Forum, Professor Paul Hemsworth, Director of the Animal Welfare Science Centre discussed human - animal interactions in livestock production. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports from the conference....
Efficient Farming Improves Environment & Profits
Improving the efficiency of milk production could produce significant annual savings and potentially cut the environmental impacts of the industry by up to a third, according to new research from Northwest Spain. ...
How Effective Is Herd Level Vaccination Against Q Fever?
Researchers from INRA, France, Utrecht University, and Lunam University look at the effectiveness of herd level vaccination against Q fever in dairy cattle. ...
Investigating Brucellosis: Prevalence And Attitudes
Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College in the UK and Kafrelsheikh University in Egypt look at brucellosis in Egypt, its prevalence, risk factors and livestock owners' knowledge, attitudes and practices....
Accurate Detection Of Bruising Improves Carcase Value & Welfare
Females and older animals are more susceptible to bruising at slaughter and more accurate detection methods may identify who is economically responsible for losses in carcase value due to bruising....
VLA Reports increase In Calf Problems
The 2010 annual report for the Veterinary Laboratory Agency (VLA) says that there has been an increase in the annual number of diagnoses of diarrhoea in calves due to rotavirus and cryptosporidiosis....
Excessive Calf Death Loss Is Serious Warning
If warning flags are flying high, one needs to ask if there is a fundamental flaw in management, says Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist with North Dakota State University....
Bovine Trichomoniasis In The US
Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease of cattle, characterised primarily by early pregnancy loss and, occasionally, by abortion and pyometra. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor speaks with Dr Keith Roehr, Colorado State Vet, about the disease....
Indonesia/ Australia Live Cattle Export: Slaughter
Australia and Indonesia have developed a strong bilateral relationship in livestock trade that has resulted in important commercial partnerships between industries in both countries. This section of an independent report, studying animal welfare conditions,...
Breeding Heifers For Profit
The anticipated expansion in milk production, following the removal of EU Milk Quotas in 2015, will not be achieved without adequate numbers of AI bred, high EBI, early born and well-reared replacement heifers. Now is the time to start breeding the dairy...
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