Pessimistic individuals more vulnerable to depressive-like states after hot-iron disbudding

Source: University of British Columbia Disbudding dairy calves is a common but painful procedure to prevent horn growth. Even when controlling for the immediate, intra-operative...

Extending cow longevity on dairy farms by improving calf management practices in the first...

Source: Dairy Research Cluster 3 Principal Investigators: Greg Keefe and J Trenton McClure (University of Prince Edward Island) Co-Investigators: Elsa Vasseur (McGill University), Luke Heider (University...

Dairy cattle genetics

Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Joe Armstrong, DVM, and Brad Heins, Extension educators Quick facts There are several genetic evaluation tools that make interpreting dairy...

In vivo model to study the impact of genetic variation on clinical outcome of...

Source: BMC Veterinary Research Abstract Background In dairy herds, mastitis causes detrimental economic losses. Genetic selection offers a sustainable tool to select animals with reduced susceptibility towards...

Perspectives of Western Canadian dairy farmers on the future of farming

Source: University of British Columbia In Canada, as in many other developed countries, the practice of dairy farming is continually evolving. There were approximately 20,000...

Achieving a healthy weaning transition

Source: PennState Extension Ensuring that your calves are achieving a healthy weaning transition is key to their nutritional success as they grow and develop. Are your...

Improving the health of early-lactation dairy cows

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada On average, each of Canada's dairy cows produces 8,500 litres of milk per year. Farmers must monitor them closely in...

The welfare of cull dairy cows from farm to slaughter

Source: University of British Columbia Dairy cattle, By Jane Stojkov and David Fraser1 Every year about 250,000 cows are removed from Canadian dairy herds, in...

Breaking the Cycle of Bovine Respiratory Disease

Despite decades of research and efforts, bovine respiratory disease (BRD) remains the most important cause of economic losses in youngstock1. BRD costs all farmers...

Streptococcus uberis the frustrating mastitis bacterium

What do we know about Streptococcus uberis mastitis and why is it so frustrating? Streptococcus uberis is recognised in many countries around the world as...
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