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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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Pinkeye (infectious keratoconjunctivitis) is the most common ocular disease of cattle, affecting one or both eyes. Infection lasts several days to weeks and can affect cattle of any age, but younger age groups are more commonly affected.

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A case of ketosis comes with a cost, but it is possible to manage this metabolic disease to minimize its impact on dairy herds.

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Milking with single-box automated (robotic) milking systems (AMS) has revolutionized the way we can manage and milk dairy cows. Adoption of this technology continues at an exponential rate here in North America.

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It requires more than just energy to achieve peak performance and overall health of your milking herd. Vitamins are organic compounds required in small quantities and essential for the maintenance of life.

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During and after wet seasons, bacteria and fungus are prevalent. Similar to human toenails, once fungus and bacteria set in, it’s very challenging to conquer. The combination of different pathogens and a white-line separation are a recipe for lameness in dairy cows.

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In days past, before we learned the principles of good hoof care, we would see older, mature dairy cows with overgrown corkscrewed outer claws on their rear feet.

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