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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. ...
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. ...
Cow Comfort: A Necessity Not an Option
Cow comfort is paramount in a productive and profitable dairy. What is needed for comfort, how to measure it and optimal management practices are laid out here for the asian dairy sector. ...
Leukosis Lowdown: Symptoms, Management, Test and Economics
Over 85 per cent of US dairy herds have a bovine leukaemia virus, but with proper management control and even eradication are possible, says University of Minnesota Extension. ...
Developmental Disease in Ayrshires is Inheritable
A worrying disease in Ayrshire calves causing growth and intellectual retardation has been discovered by Finnish scientists. ...
What Effect Does Subclinical Ketosis Have On Reproduction?
An scientific overview paper has collated evidence quantifying the health implications of subclinical ketosis. ...
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. ...
Irish Dairy Gearing Up for Post-Quota Expansion
A trained engineer with a passion for dairy cows is one of many new entrants within the dairy sector targetting growth after 2015. ...
More than Welfare Benefits: Meeting the Cow's Needs in the Maternity Pen
Natural tendencies to seek isolation before calving could be provided for by a new maternity pen hoping to improve cow welfare as a result. ...
Cow Longevity: A Concept For Sustainable Food Production
Extending the productive life of cows and increasing overall productivity is central to the future of milk production....
Making Sure Your Cow Lies 10 Hours Per Day
A cow's daily life is a trade-off between time spent for eating and lying down, with animals prioritising ten hours daily rest over eating....
Five Musts For Fertility
Feeding and management at transition, high quality sires, knowledgable staff and the commitment to carry out protocols to the letter while adapting when necessary are the five key ingredients herd reproduction....
Does Lactation Stage Affect Bacterial Shedding?
Evidence suggests cattle with Johne's disease shed bacteria into colostrum and milk, say a team of specialists at Iowa State University....
 
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