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...

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...

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...

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...

Common Health Issues in todays Dairy Cows

Today’s dairy cows, in Canada and elsewhere, face two main health issues: mastitis and Johne’s disease. Mastitis All lactating animals, including humans, are susceptible to contracting...

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...

Feeding dairy cattle

Source: Government of Saskatchewan In the long run, it is economical to maintain the present size of the cow herd and feed for high production. Dairy...

Lallemand tips to help calves hit the ground running

Source: Lallemand Animal Nutrition news release After calves are on the ground, one of the most important factors to keep cattle gaining is minimizing health...

Prototheca – unseen danger

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs An invisible intruder has been threatening the udder health of herds on some Ontario dairy farms. High...

UNDERSTANDING THE FAT IN YOUR MILK REPLACER

Source: Grober Nutrition Fat Digestion In The Young Calf Commercial milk replacers are often compared and evaluated based on the percentage of protein and fat on...
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