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...

Coliform Mastitis (E. Coli, Klebsiella sp., Pseudomonas sp., Serratia sp.) – An environmental bacterial...

Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Where Do They Live? Bedding, soil or water that is contaminated with manure. How is Infection Spread? From the environment...

Salmonella Dublin – What Is It?

Source: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Why is this important? The University of Saskatchewan Rayner Dairy herd recently experienced a Salmonella Dublin outbreak. S....

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...

The warning signs of mastitis – analyzing a combination of factors to decide when...

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Vanessa Taylor – Milk Quality Assurance Program Lead/OMAFRA. Introduction Looking for one change in a...

Total mixed rations (TMR): what can go wrong

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives We all know the reported advantages of feeding a TMR (total mixed ration) – improvements in milk production of...
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