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,...
Since cows spend half their time ruminating, developing a calf’s rumen is critical if you want them to utilize energy effectively in their adult life. Watch our recent webinar about rumen development with Ginny Sherwin, Clinical Assistant Professor in Farm...
By Benjamin Preiss July 27, 2022 — 9.26am KEY POINTS Farmers fear losing generations of work if there is a foot and mouth disease outbreak. One case of foot and mouth could result in widespread destruction of livestock to contain the outbreak. ...
Industrial hemp (IH) is defined as Cannabis sativa containing < 0.3% delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and was legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill. The impact of cannabinoids in IH fed to livestock, especially after repeat exposure, has not been thoroughly investigated. Sixteen male castrated...
Source: Frontiers in Veterinary Science Päivi Rajala-Schultz1*, Ane Nødtvedt2, Tariq Halasa3 and Karin Persson Waller4 1Department of Production Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 2Department of Production Animal Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Norwegian University of...
Source: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Rates (achievable and alarm) and the parameters for transition cows Parameter Achievable Rate Alarm Rate Displaced abomasum <3% ≥6% Milk Fever <2% ≥5% Retained Placenta <8% ≥10% Metritis and Ketosis If the rate of displaced abomasums is over 6% it is likely that metritis and ketosis may...
Source: Elsevier Increasing frequency and size of wildfires in the United States over the past several decades affect everything from human life and health to air quality, biodiversity, and land use. The US dairy industry is not exempt from these...
Source: Lallemand Animal Nutrition Rev up rations to help cows power through the challenges of heat and humidity. Climbing temperatures may be inevitable this time of year, but dairy cow productivity doesn’t have to be a casualty of heat stress. The...
Source: University of Georgia Extension INTRODUCTION Antibiotic therapy continues to play an important role in the control of mastitis in dairy cows. Lactational therapy is effective against Streptococcus agalactiae but less successful against infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and other causes of mastitis. As a...
by Zofeen Ebrahim, SciDev.Net While Pakistan has managed to confine an outbreak of lumpy skin disease that affects cattle and buffaloes there are fears that cattle fairs ahead of the religious festival Eid-ul-Azha might trigger a second wave. The viral disease spread by...
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