Combining ultrasonography and cytology can assist in assessing uterine inflammation

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Uterine contamination negatively affects reproduction in dairy cattle Uterine infection delays resumption of normal ovarian activities by suppressing growth of eggs,...

1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 modulates the phenotype and function of Monocyte derived dendritic cells in cattle

Source: BMC Veterinary Research, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Authors: Yolanda Corripio-Miyar, Richard J. Mellanby, Katy Morrison and Tom N. McNeilly Abstract Background The active form of the vitamin D3, 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3) has been shown to have major effects not only...

Deep learning improves mastitis detection in automated milking systems

Source: WCDS Advances in Dairy Technology Automated milking systems (AMS) are already used in 10% of Canadian dairy farms and >20% of dairy farms in...

A new trial at Cornell University shows low subclinical hypocalcemia levels in dairy cows...

Source: X-zelit Cornell University tested the efficiency of a calcium binder (X-Zelit®) for preventing hypocalcemia. Feeding low level calcium in the prepartum diet has shown...

Stray voltage and robotic milking of dairy cows

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Jack Rodenburg, Dairy Systems Production Program Lead/OMAFRA; Brian Lang, Dairy Cattle Production Systems...

Milk losses associated with somatic cell counts per breed, parity and stage of lactation...

Abstract The reduction in milk production caused by subclinical mastitis in dairy cattle was assessed through the regression of test day milk yield on log-transformed...

Reducing whole-farm surpluses of phosphorus and potassium in intensive livestock operations:

Source: University of Manitoba A case study of dairy farms Team: Project Leader:  Dr. Kees Plaizier, Dept. Animal Science, Email: plaizier@ms.umanitoba.ca Co-Investigators: Dr. Kim Ominski (U of M),...

Selenium-fertilized forage as a way to supplement lactating dairy cows

Source: Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Séboussi, R., Tremblay, G.F., Ouellet, V., Chouinard, P.Y., Chorfi, Y., Bélanger, G., and Charbonneau, É. (2016). "Selenium-fertilized forage as a...

Johne’s ELISA prevalence and assessment of disease transmission risk on organic dairy farms in...

Source: Johne's Education & Management Assistance Program L. Pieper, DVM, MSc, Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1 A. Godkin, DVM, DVSc,...

Among farm variation in heifer BW gains

Source: The Animal Consortium BW of replacement heifers is rarely measured on commercial farms, making it difficult to evaluate the success of management practices related to...
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