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...

Recommended milking procedures

Source: National Mastitis Council Proper milking procedures, attention to detail, and a clean environment are required to minimize mastitis and maximize production of quality milk....

Quick guide to body condition scoring

Source: proAction Body Condition Score (BCS) is a tool for determining if an animal is too thin, too fat or in ideal condition. BCS charts...

Coliform Mastitis (E. Coli, Klebsiella sp., Pseudomonas sp., Serratia sp.) – An environmental bacterial...

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Where Do They Live? Bedding, soil or water that is contaminated with manure. How is Infection Spread? From the environment...

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...

Salmonella Dublin – What Is It?

Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Why is this important? The University of Saskatchewan Rayner Dairy herd recently experienced a Salmonella Dublin outbreak. S....

Lameness

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 3.5 Lameness among dairy cows...

The warning signs of mastitis – analyzing a combination of factors to decide when...

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Vanessa Taylor – Milk Quality Assurance Program Lead/OMAFRA. Introduction Looking for one change in a...

Total mixed rations (TMR): what can go wrong

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives We all know the reported advantages of feeding a TMR (total mixed ration) – improvements in milk production of...

Mastitis Bacteria

Source: Canadian Bovine Mastitis and Milk Quality Research Network Contagious and Environmental Bacteria The main bacteria responsible for causing mastitis can be divided in two categories:...
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