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Source: University of British Columbia Previous research on milk-fed calves has shown that calves are highly motivated to consume at least twice as much milk as they have traditionally been provided (i.e. approximately 8 versus 4 L/d). When allowed to consume more milk calves gain weight...
Andrew M. Biggs 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 the problem mastitis bug that can cause difficult to cure cases that often...
Source: The University of British Columbia As anyone who has worked with cattle knows, cows produce a huge volume of urine and feces each day. All that manure quickly adds up, increasing the risk of slips and falls, mastitis and...
Source: Engormix Dairy Cattle, Author/s : L. Solano *, H. W. Barkema *, E. A. Pajor *, S. Mason *, S. J. LeBlanc †, J. C. Zaffino Heyerhoff †, C. G. R. Nash †, D. B. Haley †, E. Vasseur...
Despite decades of research and efforts, bovine respiratory disease (BRD) remains the most important cause of economic losses in youngstock1. BRD costs all farmers in many ways: treatment costs, lower animal survival, reduced growth, higher age at first calving...
Source: RopaPharm When you think of oregano, what comes to mind? For most, oregano is thought to be a popular all-natu- ral spice used in a variety of dishes for human consumption. But thanks to the innovations by leading Dutch...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Jack Rodenburg, Dairy Systems Production Program Lead/OMAFRA; Brian Lang, Dairy Cattle Production Systems Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction Robotic milking systems depend on voluntary visits by cows to the milking stall. If cows...
Source: National Mastitis Council Carol Hulland (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Simon Dufour (Université de Montréal), and Marcos Munoz (Universidad de Concepción) Version: April 13, 2018 Revision due: April 13, 2023 Many veterinary and milk quality laboratories are now using MALDI-TOF MS (Matrix Assisted Laser...
Source: National Mastitis Council Subcommittee of the NMC Research Committee: Ron Erskine, Jim Cullor, Mel Schaellibaum, Bob Yancey and Alfonso Zecconi  Introduction Bovine mastitis is the single most common cause for antibacterial use in lactating dairy cattle (18, 24). Treatment of this...
Source: MDPI Dave J. Seymour1,3,†, Dagnachew Hailemariam4, Graham Plastow4, Hinayah R. de Oliveira1,2,‡, Christine F. Baes1,5 and Flavio S. Schenkel1,* 1Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada 2Lactanet Canada, Guelph, ON N1K...