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Buying and selling cattle link individual farms to thousands of other farms with each purchase
Understanding the complex networks of “contact chains” between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and improve disease control strategies for the cattle industry....
Aberystwyth University scientists working on bovine TB breakthrough
Research by two Aberystwyth scientists has paved the way for a possible breakthrough in the worldwide fight against Bovine TB....
How Do I Get Started in Dairy Beef?
With decreased crop profits and dairy profits, both dairy and grain farmers are looking for ways to increase income by sending feed stuffs off the farm on the hoof instead of in a hopper or tanker, writes Jason Hartschuh with The Ohio State University...
Water Recovered from Whey Can be Used for Cleaning
Water scarcity is a serious issue and a concern among the dairy industry, as declines in the availability of water could decrease food and feed supplies and increase food prices. ...
Could New TB Rules Affect Cattle Entries at Shows?
Defra’s proposed changes in rules for the movement and testing of cattle in the UK raises as many questions as answers for one Lancashire farmer and former barrister, Simon Temple told Neil Ryder....
How to Manage Cattle Nematodes in Spring
As the weather warms over spring, it is important to plan for parasite management in young cattle stock, to avoid high nematode burdens later in the year....
Biosecurity at Calving is Protecting Calf Health
Poultry and swine operations tend to limit the number of visitors on operations and reduce the number of people in contact of livestock....
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
Safeguarding Your Herd Against New Cattle
Stock movement is a key biosecurity issue across the world and a hot topic in Britain. ...
Probiotics Reduce Shedding of Pathogenic E. coli in Cattle
Can probiotics lower the risk of cattle and E.coli? Mary Ellen Sanders from the California Dairy Research Foundation finds that, in certain circumstances, research says it could. ...
Making Better Mastitis Treatment Decisions: Is On-farm Culture Right For Your Dairy?
Mastitis presents stockmen many challenging questions on the subject of treatment duration, type and whether all cows should receive the same treatment, says veterinarian Erin Royster. ...
Scrunizing Supershedders in E.Coli Spread
American government scientists are striving to limit the movement of E. coli O157:H7 - a bacteria of no danger to cattle - through the supply chain where it can lead to severe illness in humans. ...
How Do Resources Influence Control Measures During a Simulated Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Australia?
In this work from Australia using modelling, a stamping-out policy was found likely to be the most effective in eradicating Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), were there to be an outbreak with the current resources. With fewer resources, the model indicated...
Keeping Your Livestock Show Animals Healthy
Following good health management practices before, during and after the exhibition will help protect these investments by keeping your livestock healthy and in good condition, three Mississippi livestock specialists. ...
Survey of Visitors on Swedish Livestock Farms with Reference to the Spread of Animal Diseases
From a survey of Swedish livestock farms, it was revealed that the average number of professional and non-professional visitors per day was 0.3 and 0.8, respectively. The number of visits was affected by herd size, farm type and season, which has implications...
 
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