Care for animals to ensure their health and your success
April 14 2010
Hoof care, foot disorders, and lameness issues have evolved greatly since the original Hoof Atlas was published over a quarter century ago. With that in mind, the International Lameness Committee developed...
April 14 2010
Summer's heat and humidity are upon us. Are you ready to minimize summer stresses on your cows? Two main responses cows usually have to heat and humidity are to eat less feed and produce less milk. Another...
April 14 2010
Dairy Stockmanship Handling benefits more than your herd Take a stand for cows that can't Reducing fear improves milk production Model what Mom would do A Bud Box could speed your sorting Make parlor trips...
April 14 2010
Salmonella infections continue to be a problem in both calf raising operations and dairy herds. Infections with these organisms can range from asymptomatic to severe intestinal and systemic disease
April 10 2010
How you can identify and correct abnormal calving positions. That heifer is definitely in labor. Sometimes you can just tell. She is straining and looks uncomfortable. Plus, there has been little progress...
April 10 2010
Often, it's replacer or electrolyte mixing errors, intentional or otherwise. Scours vaccinations may help. Offering water to calves can help control bloat, as well as help growth rates. Be as consistent...
March 25 2010
The whys, do's, and don'ts of drug use. Milk and meat are our products, but we work with animals, living beings that require care and management to ensure their welfare
March 25 2010
Misuse of grinders can lead to removing too much of the hoof's outer wall. Your goal is to balance the weight bearing between the inner and outer claws, correct the altered displacement of weight from...
Feb. 10 2010
At our 2009 annual Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council meeting, Maarten Drost, D.V.M., professor emeritus, University of Florida, spoke about on-farm management of obstetrics. His expertise and perspective...
Jan. 25 2010
Don't Forget to Consider BVD Unexplained breeding problems and calf losses are warning signs. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with a small Jersey herd that was losing more and more calves. They...
Jan. 10 2009
Whether you are treating a cow for mastitis, uterine infection, diarrhea, or a number of other diseases, fluid therapy frequently is recommended. Many of these "sick" cows become dehydrated - meaning they...