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Source: University of Guelph It is clear that feeding enough high-quality colostrum soon after birth is critical for calf health and has long-term effects on their performance. Could there be benefits of feeding colostrum after passive transfer of antibodies is...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 5.7 Lameness is a painful condition that results in reduced mobility, dry matter intake, and milk production as well as...
NovaVive Inc., an animal health immunobiology company, today announced that an abstract was presented at the 2024 International Embryo Technology Society (IETS) meeting in Denver, CO. The abstract is published in the Reproduction, Fertility and Development journal. The abstract summarizes a research...
Source: University of Wisconsin Written by AERICA BJURSTROM, Jackie MCCARVILLE and Faith Reyes What is HPAI / Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza? Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is an emerging issue that poses a significant threat to the health and well-being of dairy...
Source: Merck Animal Health news release Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside of the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA (NYSE:MRK), today announced the introduction of SENSEHUB® Dairy Youngstock,...
Source: University of Kentucky By: Jeffrey Bewley, Ph.D. Maintaining a low bulk tank somatic cell count has always been a good dairy management strategy. Low somatic cell counts are associated with improved milk quality, increased shelf life and cheese yield after...
A Texas A&M University research study by Cooke et al. (2023)* evaluated the impact FerAppease, a unique analogue of the naturally occurring Maternal Bovine Appeasing Substance (MBAS), had on the health and performance of preweaned Holstein calves. Results showed...
Getting the fresh cow off to a strong start has ripple effects for her entire lactation. Subclinical mastitis rarely gets treated due to an unawareness or a lack of interest in pulling her from the tank. Nisin is a...
Source: University of Minnesota What are agrivoltaics? Agrivoltaics refer to growing crops, building pollinator habitats or raising livestock underneath solar panels. It allows for renewable energy systems and agriculture to occur on the same piece of land. What are the benefits? Improve land...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Many factors affect the health of your cows feet. Management factors such as providing a well drained environment, adequate size stalls, foot baths, annual foot trimming and following recommendations for flooring materials can help...