Stockmanship Skills Related to Animal Health and Welfare

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 3.2 Management practices used on dairy...

Livestock access to watercourses

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Peter Doris Livestock grazing on lush green pastures is a pleasant picture for...

Heat-Damaged Protein Supplements and Amino Acid Nutrition

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives A common way of measuring heat damaged protein is to analyze a feedstuff for acid detergent insoluble nitrogen (ADIN)....

A practical look at contagious mastitis

Source: National Mastitis Council Introduction Pathogenic microorganisms that most frequently cause mastitis can be divided into two groups based on their source: environmental pathogens and contagious pathogens....

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...

Quick guide to injury scoring

Source: proAction Hock Injury Scoring Condition of the hocks can be an important indicator of the abrasiveness of the resting surface, stall design, and cow comfort....

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,...
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