Mastitis

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals - Dairy Cattle, Section 3.6 Mastitis is an inflammation of...

Variability of nutrient content in feed ingredients – what effect it has on nutrient...

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Ron Lackey - Feed Ingredients and By-products Specialist/OMAFRA Environmental Importance Of Nutritional Strategies Adopting nutritional strategies...

Transition feeding and retained placentas

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Retained placentas are defined as failure of the cow to expel the placenta within 12 hours of calving. The...

Sweet twist on silage making pays off

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The concept of producing silage in just 24 hours, commonly called "silage-in-a-day", has caught on among producers across North America....

Guidance on antimicrobial resistance from the dairy sector

Source: International Dairy Federation Introduction This document describes what antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is, outlines dairy sector guidance on prudent use of antimicrobials and defines the global...

Body condition scoring

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs When Slimmer is Better Widely recognized as a valuable dairy management tool, body condition score (BCS) assessment...

Ration guidelines

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Although thumb rules cannot be expected to replace sound nutritional advice, they do serve as guidelines to which you...

Better animal health = better profitability, say experts at the World Dairy Summit 2018

Source: International Dairy Federation Better animal health often gives better profitability, said Professor Henk Hogeveen of Wageningen University of The Netherlands. He pointed out that...

Quick guide to stall lameness scoring

Source: pro Action Two methods can be used for scoring lameness in dairy cattle: Gait Scoring or Stall Lameness Scoring. Please see the Quick Guide...

Five secrets to winter teat health

Source: GEA Update your milk quality program now to be ready when winter hits. Frozen teats? Ouch. Elevated somatic cell counts and clinical mastitis? No, thank...