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...

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...

Name that bug… What causes mastitis in Canada?

Mastitis Hurts “Mastitis is like an iceberg – effects float with only a fraction of their bulk above the water” Sigmund Freud quote, altered to fit...

Merck Animal Health Introduces Armatrex™

Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) announces the launch of Armatrex™ – an EPA registered bacteriostatic...

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...

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...

Water requirements of livestock

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Daniel Ward – Engineer, Poultry and Other Livestock – Housing and Equipment/OMAFRA; Kevin McKague...

Transition feeding and retained placentas

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Retained placentas are defined as failure of the cow to expel the placenta within 12 hours of calving. The...

Recommended milking procedures

Source: National Mastitis Council Proper milking procedures, attention to detail, and a clean environment are required to minimize mastitis and maximize production of quality milk....

Quick guide to body condition scoring

Source: proAction Body Condition Score (BCS) is a tool for determining if an animal is too thin, too fat or in ideal condition. BCS charts...
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