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...

Preventing milk fevers

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Milk fever is one of the more expensive metabolic diseases faced by dairy producers. Costs can easily exceed $400/cow...

Hoof trimming

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals - Dairy Cattle, Section 4.9 Claws grow about 1/4in (5-7mm)...

Dairy: The advantages of a consistent milking routine

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet Written by: Vanessa Taylor – Milk Quality Assurance Program Lead/OMAFRA Consistent milking practices can improve herd performance,...

Lameness in dairy cows

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Scope of the Problem Lameness is generally considered to be the 3rdmost economically important health problem in dairy herds after...

Body condition scoring of Dairy Cattle

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Jack Rodenburg - Dairy Cattle Production Systems Program Lead/OMAFRA Every dairy producer has cattle...

Quick guide to gait scoring

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

Feeding dairy cattle

Source: Government of Saskatchewan In the long run, it is economical to maintain the present size of the cow herd and feed for high production. Dairy...

Feeding heat stressed dairy cows

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives In Manitoba, cattle undergo both cold and heat stress during the course of a year. During the winter months,...

Dairy cow teat condition scoring

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Vanessa Taylor - Milk Quality Assurance Program Lead/OMAFRA Teat condition scoring is a...
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