Water quality and quantity is critical

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Water is often neglected when looking at the feeding and management of a dairy operation. It is, however, the...

Health conditions around calving

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals - Dairy Cattle, Section 3.7 The 'transition phase' begins...

Using body condition scoring in dairy herd management

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by:R. Parker - Dairy Cattle Specialist/OMAFRA Introduction There are six key times during the yearly...

Quick Guide to Animal-based Measurement Protocols

Source: proAction The Animal-based Measurement Protocols include step-by-step instructions for the assessment of dairy cattle for the following animal-based measures: 1. Body Condition Scores 2. Injury Scores...

Transition cows and displaced abomasums

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives The majority of displaced abomasums (DA) occur during the first three weeks after calving. The abomasum is the last...

Prevention and treatment of milk fever

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Luciano Caixeta, assistant professor, College of Veterinary Medicine Quick facts Even though it is practically impossible to eliminate hypocalcemia from a dairy...

Sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in dairy cows

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: T. Mutsvangwa - Research Associate/University of Guelph; T. Wright - Acting Dairy Cattle...

New mobile application for veterinarians and producers takes the guesswork out of deworming cattle

What is the recommended dose of fenbendazole for an individual animal, based on its weight? How much fenbendazole will it take to treat a...

Water

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals - Dairy Cattle, Section 2.3 Water availability and quality...

Hoof health and nutrition

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Many factors affect the health of your cows feet. Management factors such as providing a well drained environment, adequate...