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...

Quick guide to stall lameness 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...

Zoetis Canada Announces The Launch Off SmartBow, A Precision Livestock Management Tool For Progressive...

EARLY DETECTION FOR BETTER HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE OUTCOMES. Zoetis Canada is launching SmartBowTM, an industry-leading, artificial intelligent ear tag monitor system that uses the movement...

Keeping cows in good condition when pasture is limited

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Supplementing cows is an option to maintain or improve their condition when pasture conditions are poor. “Feeding cows was a balancing...

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...

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...
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