Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives The majority of displaced abomasums (DA) occur during the first three weeks after calving. The abomasum is the last of four stomachs found in the ruminant digestive tract. It is similar in function to...

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Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals - Dairy Cattle, Section 2.3 Water availability and quality are extremely important for animal health and productivity (30). If the water supply is interrupted...
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: 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...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives The practice of feeding elevated phosphorus (P) levels has come under scrutiny recently as concern grows over the impact that livestock feeding practices have on manure nutrient concentrations and the environment. Concern over the...
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