Body Condition Scoring for Dairy Cattle

Source: Farm & Food Care Ontario Identifying cows that are too fat or too thin and taking immediate action helps with disease treatment, milk production,...

Disbudding and dehorning (66)

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 4.3 Disbudding and dehorning are...

NEW Annihilator POLYZONE® insecticide liquid concentrate launched from Bayer Canada

NEW Annihilator POLYZONE® insecticide is a liquid concentrate used as a premise spray for broad-spectrum control of crawling and flying pests, including flies, darkling...

Veterinarians & Animal Nutritionists Encourage Dairy & Beef Producers to Take A Proactive Approach...

Heat stress costs dairy and beef producers hundreds of millions each year. Proactive measures implemented before an extreme heat event can reduce immediate and...

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,...

Strategic use of Vitamin A and E for Ruminant Livestock

Source: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Vitamins are essential nutrients required by ruminants during all stages of production. There are certain times in the year when...

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...

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...

Clostridial diseases

Source: MSD Animal Health Introduction Clostridia are the oldest known disease causing agent (pathogen) affecting livestock and other species. They are not contagious but are highly...

Check moisture content regularly

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives The moisture content of silages and haylages can vary tremendously and should be checked weekly. The amount of silage or...
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