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....

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...

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...

Molds and mycotoxins – alleviating mold and mycotoxin problems

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs You should investigate and eliminate other possible causes of the problems experienced before concluding that...

The Importance of Vitamin E and Selenium

Source: Government of Manitoba Vitamin E and selenium perform important functions in the cow. Deficiencies of one, or both, of these nutrients have been implicated...

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...

TO BANDAGE OR NOT TO BANDAGE

Source: Dairy Cattle Hoof Health Whether to bandage or not to bandage after treating digital dematitis (DD) lesions remains controversial. Among hoof trimmers, the most...

Advancement of an intravaginal probiotic treatment into a novel technology for prevention of uterine...

Source: Alberta Milk, U of A, Burim Ametaj and Michael Gaenzle Background: Uterine infections after calving cause lower first service per conception rates, longer calving...

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,...

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...
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