Source: MDPI Simple Summary The aim of this study was to determine the motivation of pasture housed dairy heifers to access shade during southern Brazil’s summer and autumn months, and if social rank affected shade use. Heifers valued shade and worked...
Source: University of British Columbia Cows kept in ‘tie stalls’ are tethered in individual stalls. This is the most prominent form of housing for Canadian dairy cattle (74% of farms in Canada use tie stalls), especially in Quebec and Ontario....
Source: PennState Extension Animal feed production is undergoing a shift in approach to food safety, with preventive measures to address possible hazards before they occur. The safety and quality of feed and forages are critical to avoid losses in production, herd...
Source: BMC Veterinary Research, Ľubomíra Grešáková, Monika Holodová, Małgorzata Szumacher-Strabel, Haihao Huang, Piotr Ślósarz, Janusz Wojtczak, Natalia Sowińska & Adam Cieślak Abstract Background Lactating dairy cows are the greatest livestock contributor of methane, a major global greenhouse gas (GHG). However, good feeding management with adequate mineral intake can offers an effective...
Source: Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Jessica Colby A research team at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is developing a more cost-effective method to detect a type of salmonella bacteria that’s difficult to diagnose and even more difficult to...
Source: Journal of Dairy Science, T. Wolfe, E. Vasseur, T.J. DeVries, R. Bergeron Cows spend more time lying down when stalls are soft and dry, and bedding plays a key role in the comfort of the lying surface. The first...
Source: University of British Columbia Lameness is one of the greatest challenges facing the dairy industry - approximately 25% of the dairy cows in Canada are lame. It is important that new cases of lameness are promptly identified, as treatment...
Source: Washington State University, By Josh Babcock, College of Veterinary Medicine Washington State University researchers are using a human medical technique to measure the impact of common diseases affecting dairy cow production and animal wellbeing. A research team led by Craig McConnel,...
Source: Dairy Research Cluster For more than 20 years, David Fraser, Dan Weary and Nina Von Keyserlingk at the University of British Columbia have been the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) – Industrial Research Co-Chairholders in Dairy Cattle...
Source: Wheatsheaf Group news release A study by Synomics, the biological insights business, has identified interactions between an animal's genome and its rumen microbes that could finally reduce the amount of methane that cattle and other ruminant livestock emit into...
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