Dynamics of Lameness in Dairy Cows

Source: University of Kentucky The importance of preventing lameness in dairy cattle is recognized by all those involved in the dairy industry. Everyone recognizes that...

Heifer Mastitis Prevention and Control Plan

Source: National Mastitis Council Heifer mastitis is a disease that threatens production and udder health in the first and subsequent lactations. An integrated strategy to...

Dietary phosphorus in dairy cattle – how to manage nutrients and protect the environment

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Jodi Calberry – Program Assistant/OMAFRA Background The livestock industry is facing a number of...

Water quality and quantity is critical

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Water is often neglected when looking at the feeding and management of a dairy operation. It is, however, the...

Quick guide to stall lameness scoring

Source: proAction Two methods can be used for scoring lameness in dairy cattle: Gait Scoring or Stall Lameness Scoring. Please see the Quick Guide to...

OREGANO ESSENTIAL OIL CAN SUPPORT IMMUNE FUNCTION AND ANTIOXIDANT STATUS IN JERSEY COWS

Oregano essential oil (OEO) was found to help lower milk somatic cell count (SCC) and reduced levels of oxidative stress biomarkers, leading to greater...

Sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in dairy cows

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: T. Mutsvangwa – Research Associate/University of Guelph; T. Wright – Acting Dairy Cattle...

Step-by-Step Milking Procedure

Source: Mastitis Network Recommendations : All operators responsible for milking should always follow a consistent routine and go through the recommended steps in the proper order. ...

Health Conditions around Calving

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 3.7 The 'transition phase' begins...

Prevention and treatment of milk fever

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Luciano Caixeta, assistant professor, College of Veterinary Medicine Quick facts Even though it is practically impossible to eliminate hypocalcemia from a dairy...
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