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Best Practice in Calf Rearing
Calf rearing, Australians have been told, is like a jigsaw, with many vital elements all fitting together in balance. ...
Developmental Disease in Ayrshires is Inheritable
A worrying disease in Ayrshire calves causing growth and intellectual retardation has been discovered by Finnish scientists. ...
Esophageal Feeder: Calf Life Saver
Reasons for a calf not to suckle are many and varied, with even cold weather making calves less likely to nurse. A useful tool to have is an esophogeal feeder and Dr Michelle Arnold of the University of Kentucky explains why. ...
Beware of Softened Water and Milk Replacer
Water quality checks should be conducted annually - at a minimum. ...
Spot, Prevent and Cure Bovine Respiratory Disease
Common and costly, Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) accounts for almost half of mortality on some feedlots, meaning prevention, treatment and sound technical knowledge could save fortunes for some. ...
Can Gravel Be Suitable Calf Bedding?
Bedding is at the heart of disease control, stress reduction and farming's image, which is why new bedding receives thorough consideration....
When To Castrate For Best Weights Later On
Beef and dairy farmers are being told that, as a rule of thumb, earlier is better when castrating bull calves. ...
A Recipe For Healthy Calves
Professor Bob James of Virginia State University emphasises that getting calves off to a good start hinges on a successful colostrum programme and cleanliness. ...
Johne's Disease: Going, Going Gone?
In the absence of a Johne's vaccine, producers should focus on management practices to limit the disease, urges a Pennsylvania Extension veterinarian. ...
Understanding Tick Outbreak in New Zealand Part Two: Detection and Treatment
Ticks need to be controlled to prevent infections, North Island farmers have been warned amid a spate of Theileria orientalis cases to sweep across New Zealand. ...
Colostrum Supplements and Replacers: What is the Difference?
Instructions accompanying colostrum should be carefully read and followed, advises Janna Kincheloe Back, South Dakota State Univeristy Extension Research Associate who adds that quality colostrum should only contain 50g/l of primary immunoglobulin....
Hypothermia & Newborn Calves
Often difficult to identify, calf hypothermia is best treated early with the help of thermometers to diagnose what stage the condition has reached, advises Tracey Renelt, Extension Dairy Field Specialist for South Dakota State University. ...
The Direct Relationship Between Animal Health, Food Safety Outcomes
Many groups in society, including politicians, activists, scientists, and stakeholders, are advocating significant changes to livestock production practices....
Florida and the Dairy Industry
There are four areas most dairy farmers are interested in: milk price, milk sales, milk production, and dairy policy. Calvin Covington, former CEO with Southeast Milk Inc looks at these four areas for the Florida dairy industry....
Dairy Cows Continuously Housed in Tie-stalls Failed to Manifest Activity Changes during Oestrus
Changes in behaviour around oestrus by cows in tie-stalls are not pronounced enough for pedometers to be of practical use for heat detection in this type of housing system, according to new research from Alberta, Canada....
 
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