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...

The Warning Signs of Mastitis – Analyzing a Combination of Factors to Decide When...

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Vanessa Taylor - Milk Quality Assurance Program Lead/OMAFRA Introduction Looking for one change in a...

Put ‘the Freeze’ on Cold Stress Productivity Dips

By Tony Hall, MSc, MRSB, PAS, Lallemand Animal Nutrition – North America When temperatures dip, cows divert more of their energy intake to maintaining normal...

Calf success: what you need to know about electrolyte therapy in young calves

Source: Hubbard, Ellan Dufour, M.S. Young calves are around 70–75 percent water by bodyweight and must be well-hydrated in order to stay healthy and grow to...

Culling Transition Cows: Are You in the Driver’s Seat?

In the life of a dairy cow, there is going to come a day when that cow will be removed from your lactating herd...

Hoof health and nutrition

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...

Cow comfort and why it matters

Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Marcia Endres, Extension dairy specialist Quick facts Cow comfort is important to milk production, milk quality, reproductive efficiency, and health of...

Managing dairy rations when feed prices are volatile

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Tom Wright - Dairy Cattle Nutritionist/OMAFRA Introduction Profitability in dairy farming is dictated in large...

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...

Recognition of ‘One Health’ is vital ensuring the healthy and sustainable future of our...

This week (18-24 November) is annual World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020, which aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best...
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