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Pair housing the milk-fed calf

Source: University of British Columbia Previous research on milk-fed calves has shown that calves are highly motivated to consume at least twice as much milk as they have...

Can calves be potty trained?

Source: The University of British Columbia As anyone who has worked with cattle knows, cows produce a huge volume of urine and feces each day....

Prevalence of lameness and associated risk factors in Canadian Holstein-Friesian cows housed in freestall...

Source: Engormix Dairy Cattle, Author/s : L. Solano *, H. W. Barkema *, E. A. Pajor *, S. Mason *, S. J. LeBlanc †, J....

Contact with cows during the young age increases social competence and lowers the cardiac...

Source: Science Direct, CorneliaBuchliabAliceRaselliaRupertBruckmaiercEdnaHillmanna Highlights •Social behaviour and stress reactivity were compared in calves reared with cow-contact and calves reared with peer-contact only. •Social Isolation and...

Embracing Oregano Oil in Feed Supplements

Source: RopaPharm When you think of oregano, what comes to mind? For most, oregano is thought to be a popular all-natu- ral spice used in...

Short communication: Prevalence of digital dermatitis in Canadian dairy cattle classified as high, average,...

Source: US National Library of Medicine Cartwright SL1, Malchiodi F2, Thompson-Crispi K3, Miglior F4, Mallard BA5 1 Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON,...

Iowa State University research finds wind farms positively impact crops

Source: Iowa State University news release Iowa State University researchers have found that wind turbines located in agricultural fields are a plus for the crops...

NMC Research Committee Report: Bovine Mastitis Pathogens and Trends in Resistance to Antibacterial Drugs

Source: National Mastitis Council Subcommittee of the NMC Research Committee: Ron Erskine, Jim Cullor, Mel Schaellibaum, Bob Yancey and Alfonso Zecconi  Introduction Bovine mastitis is the single...

Timed-Artificial Inseminati on Programs: Is Shorter Better?

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry - Dr. Marcos Colazo, Livestock Research Branch, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Why is this important? Poor or inadequate visual estrus...

Lack of behavioural change during estrus in tie-stall housed cows limits pedometer efficacy

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/ The Importance of Estrus Detection The accurate and efficient detection of estrus is essential in improving the performance of dairy herds...
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