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Source: National Mastitis Council Introduction Pathogenic microorganisms that most frequently cause mastitis can be divided into two groups based on their source: environmental pathogens and contagious pathogens. The major contagious pathogens are Streptococcus agalactiae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Mycoplasma spp. With the exception...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Milk fever is one of the more expensive metabolic diseases faced by dairy producers. Costs can easily exceed $400/cow in terms of vet and drugs, discarded milk and lost milk production. Cows with milk...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Jack Rodenburg - Dairy Cattle Production Systems Program Lead/OMAFRA Every dairy producer has cattle that are too fat or too thin for their stage of lactation. Failure to recognize...
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 Stall Lameness Scoring for a description of that protocol. Gait Scoring or Locomotion Scoring Preferred method...
Source: Government of Saskatchewan In the long run, it is economical to maintain the present size of the cow herd and feed for high production. Dairy cows need at least 800 pounds (360 kg) of hay or its equivalent each month....
EARLY DETECTION FOR BETTER HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE OUTCOMES. Zoetis Canada is launching SmartBowTM, an industry-leading, artificial intelligent ear tag monitor system that uses the movement of a cow’s ear to determine her health, heat, feeding behaviour and location in real...
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....
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...