Dec. 2 2021
If you could cut your antibiotic use by more than half without affecting your herd’s health, would you?You’re probably saying yes while thinking that sounds too good to be true
Oct. 25 2021
Bovine leukemia virus, commonly known as BLV, lurks in dairy herds around the world. Surveys indicate an estimated 45% to 50% of cows in the U.S. are infected, and 94% of the nation’s dairy herds
Oct. 20 2021
In this webinar, Dr. Kirkpatrick will focus on the financial impacts that a high first-test SCC can have on milk production, clinical mastitis rates and cull rates. Spoiler alert: It’s a lot more...
Sept. 2 2021
An evening vet call came in that a high value bull calf was down. I wasn’t far away from the calf grower, so I soon pulled in to find Becky running subcutaneous (SQ) lactated ringers (LRS)
Aug. 23 2021
In the early 20th century, tuberculosis was a scourge for cattle. However, in recent decades it’s become extremely rare, with ramifications only being felt by a handful of infected herds
Aug. 17 2021
Understanding how smoke affects cow health could be critical in the future of the fire-ravaged West
Nov. 30 2020
“If you look around your farm . . . what sort of things do I want to hide from the public? What’s not going on the packaging on the milk container at the grocery store?”
March 13 2020
Concerns surrounding coronavirus are impacting people across the United States and around the world. As I write this blog, events are being canceled and travel is highly discouraged — all in an attempt...
Oct. 14 2019
By now you may have heard about the epidemic of African Swine Fever (ASF) wreaking havoc on pig populations all around eastern Asia
July 13 2019
"Treating diarrhea in dairy calves" webinar was presented by Geof Smith, D.V.M., North Carolina State University
Nov. 29 2018
Every once in a blue moon we have a cold, sickness, or milk production drop from a feed change hit our herd. If you’re a dairyman, I am quite sure you have dealt with these things before
Aug. 27 2018
“Oh my, she does not look good.”To me, she just looked lethargic. She wasn’t thrifty.That was my first reaction after giving Cow No. 139 a visual evaluation while walking the freestall...
July 2 2018
When it comes to animal welfare, the easiest metrics to measure are health related . . . but welfare goes beyond the body. It can also vary from animal to animal
Sept. 19 2016
Body Condition Scorecard helps achieve maximum production and breeding efficiency: gives desired scores with stages of lactation; high quality photos for comparison. Folds to pocket-size, dirt & water-proof
Sept. 19 2016
by Jan Hulsen. SPANISH EDITION | "Cows send out useful information every moment of the day. You just need to know how to read the signals." Signals are continuous: cows' health, their well-being, nutrition...
Sept. 19 2016
by Coleen Jones, Jud Heinrichs. SPANISH EDITION | Translation by Dr. Victor Mireles. This book gives you what you need to raise healthy calves. Available in both English and Spanish editions
Sept. 19 2016
Este manual es una guía en el tema de desarrollo de becerras. Sucesos de un parto normal; cómo asistir el parto; cuidado del recién partido; requerimientos nutricionales; sustitutos...
Sept. 19 2016
by Pierre Lévesque. SPANISH EDITION | This important book includes all aspects of the disease, including causes, prevention and treatments. Main points are highlighted with outstanding illustrations,...
Sept. 19 2016
by Coleen Jones, Jud Heinrichs. This book gives you what you need to raise healthy calves. Available in both English and Spanish editions