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HERD HEALTH

Find information about mastitis, transition cows, vaccination protocols, working with your veterinarian, hoof care and hoof trimming.

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Keeping diseases off goat farms can be difficult even if you are familiar with how diseases are transmitted and how to identify signs. Many disease-causing agents can only be identified by serological tests, cultures or fecal exams.

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In this first of a two-part series, the authors detail the challenge of subclinical hypocalcemia. 

In the past five years, we have learned a great deal about hypocalcemia through published clinical research, field trials and on-farm experiences.

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Proper care of pregnant heifers and cows starts calves off on the right foot.

The care for heifers and cows in the days and weeks before calving, known as pre-parturition, has a significant impact on unborn calves.

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Evidence shows that feeding a negative dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) diet of -8 to -12 meq per 100-gram ration dry matter for the last three weeks prior to calving can help prevent a rapid decline in blood calcium around calving and improve cow health and performance in the subsequent lactation.

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With many things in life, more is not always better. But when it comes to milking frequency in a robotic milking system, more is almost always better.

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Are you milking your cows efficiently while optimizing milk yield and milk quality? The goal in any milking routine is to synchronize timing between milk letdown and unit attachment. Units should be calmly attached to clean, dry teats.

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