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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...
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...
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: 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...
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: Science Direct, CorneliaBuchliabAliceRaselliaRupertBruckmaiercEdnaHillmanna Highlights •Social behaviour and stress reactivity were compared in calves reared with cow-contact and calves reared with peer-contact only. •Social Isolation and confrontation (with an adult cow) tests were conducted on 29 dairy farms in Switzerland and...
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: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry - Dr. Marcos Colazo, Livestock Research Branch, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Why is this important? Poor or inadequate visual estrus detection on is the major cause of low insemination on risk (the percentage of eligible...
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...
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