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....
Source: PennState Extension The negative impacts that heat stress has on lactating dairy cattle has been well researched. If not properly cooled, dairy cattle can have decreased milk production and milk components, decreased fertility leading to an increased number of...
BY KARLA WARD Why the Asian longhorned tick is more than a menace Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a clinical microbiologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses more about the Asian longhorned tick and how to prevent it. BY MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK A...
If neglected, the lumps caused by the lumpy skin disease on the cow’s body could rupture and cause debilitating wounds. File | Photo Credit: The Hindi photo library Lumpy skin disease is a contagious viral disease that affects cattle and...
By Erin Blakemore As global warming heats up, humans will increasingly suffer from rising temperatures. But how will climate change affect cows? Turns out more heat can be harmful to dairy cows. In recent years, scientists have found links between human-caused climate change and...
Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension Introduction Cover crops are planted to increase the health and fertility of soils and to benefit the surrounding environment (SARE 2007). By covering the soil surface, cover crops reduce soil erosion caused by rainfall events, water runoff,...
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