by Bev Betkowski, University of Alberta A probiotic developed at the University of Alberta is the first of its kind to have widespread benefits for dairy cows, and is starting to make its way into the marketplace. Immunobiologist Burim Ametaj, a...
Innovative new technology has applications for swine, poultry, equine, dairy, beef and more. Postbiotics are a novel solution to address a rising focus on proactive health across animal species – including swine, poultry, equine, dairy, beef and more. Among the latest...
Source: Merck Animal Health news release Nothing is simpler than BANAMINE TRANSDERMAL with pour-on control of pain and fever in dairy. The FDA has now approved it for fever control due to mastitis with a short milk withhold time. Merck Animal...
Source: University of Guelph, Vanessa Virgo A University of Guelph researcher is using automated data collection to help farmers create individual feeding plans to improve the health and production of their dairy cows. Patty Kedzierski, a PhD candidate and highly qualified personnel (HQP)...

Mastitis screening

Source: University of Minnesota, Erin Royster, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine Quick facts A good mastitis screening program will alert you that a problem is present before it has time to grow into a disaster. Having a program in place can...
Source: Cornell University Introduction Many dairy herds have unusual or exceptionally serious lameness problems. The paper describes a systematic way to approach and evaluate such problems based on published observations of risk factors for specific disease problems and the author’s experience....
Source: Michigan State University Extension, Angel Abuelo, Arpita Nayak, Katy Kesler, Hannah Carlson and Faith Cullens-Nobis Dairy cattle can succumb to illnesses at any time but most diseases take place around two clusters: the time around calving and the first few...
By Dr. Rob Tremblay, DVM, DVSc, Dipl ACVIMis a bovine specialist for Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. Treating cows with an intramammary antibiotic at dry-off has been a standard recommendation for mastitis control for several decades. The National Mastitis Council (NMC)...
Source: Merck news release Merck Animal Health announces that ORBENIN-DC (cloxacillin benzathine intramammary infusion) dry cow treatment is now available in convenient 144-syringe pails. ORBENIN-DC effectively targets Gram-positive bacteria at dry-off with zero milk withhold post-calving. "Dairy producers have long trusted ORBENIN-DC...
Source: Cornell University Introduction Many dairy herds have unusual or exceptionally serious lameness problems. The paper describes a systematic way to approach and evaluate such problems based on published observations of risk factors for specific disease problems and the author’s experience....