Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) announces the launch of Armatrex™ – an EPA registered bacteriostatic spray-on antimicrobial solution for use on structures and physical components in a variety of livestock...
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 three weeks prior to calving and ends three weeks after calving (54). The optimum management...
Source: proAction Use only with tie-stall systems where walking and observation of cattle is not practical, and where cattle are tied in and used to the stalls that they are in. Method: 1. Encourage all cattle to be assessed to stand. All...
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 most important nutrient we provide the cow and nothing will result in a more immediate...
Source: Michigan State University Extension, Melissa Elischer Maintaining good animal welfare and animal care is paramount in the 4-Hanimal science experience. Youth, volunteers and parents spend months preparing animals to show at fair or exposition, a unique experience for both...
Optimize rumen function for increased cow performance and feed efficienc. Have you ever felt like it’s too hot to eat? During periods of heat stress, cows can feel the same way. Just like humans, cows often change their feeding behavior...
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Supplementing cows is an option to maintain or improve their condition when pasture conditions are poor. “Feeding cows was a balancing act last winter,” says Barry Yaremcio, beef and forage specialist at the Alberta Ag-Info Centre....
There could be more mammary infections in your herd than meets the eye! Early every year, there is always a terrific, “must attend” event that udder health professionals eagerly await: The National Mastitis Council’s Annual Meeting. This event never disappoints...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Vanessa Taylor – Milk Quality Assurance Program Lead/OMAFRA Teat condition scoring is a valuable tool that has virtually no cost. Teat condition scoring, particularly on the teat end,...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Brian Lang, Veal Specialist/OMAFRA The success of colostrum feeding to calves is built on four critical components: Timing - How quickly the calf receives colostrum after birth. Quantity - How...
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