Understanding endometritis and dairy reproduction.

Reproduction is one of the most important aspects to any dairy operation. However, many dairy farms struggle to hit their herd’s reproductive goals. Reproductive...

Can you feed too much protein?

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives The answer is yes! Almost everyone has had experience with cows scouring when placed on pasture or if fed...

Milking frequency and herd nutrition improve production

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Vanessa Taylor - Milk Quality Assurance Program Lead/ OMAFRA Progressive dairy farmers aim...

Handling cattle – work smarter, not harder!

Source: Ontario Farm Animal Council Cattle can sometimes be difficult to move and handle. Aggressive, stubborn, frightened or stressed cattle can all be unique challenges! It...

Lameness in dairy cows

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Scope of the Problem Lameness is generally considered to be the 3rdmost economically important health problem in dairy herds after...

Lameness

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 3.5 Lameness among dairy cows...

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....

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...

Extra teat removal

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 4.7 Supernumerary (also referred to...
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