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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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When it comes to hoof health, there are many factors that go into making sure your cows have healthy hooves. Many of these get overlooked, as they may seem trivial, but are all important to keep hooves healthy.

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Recently, Health Canada extensively reviewed footbath products containing copper sulphate and zinc sulphate to determine whether they require drug identification number (DIN) registration or if they can be classified as a “veterinary health product” (VHP) in Canada.

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Nuisance flies are a vector of disease and an irritant to cattle and workers on a dairy operation. Because of the confined nature of a dairy, it is important to use an integrated pest management (IPM) program for effectively controlling fly populations.

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More than 1,500 records comparing lameness and lesion presence data among Alberta freestall herds reveals most cows with lameness have a lesion. However, not all cows with a lesion are lame.

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Dairy farming has become an increasingly complex activity today, mostly due to its multidisciplinary demands. It is essential for dairy producers and their advisers to take a broad 360-degree view of the business.

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If your farm could have great success and prevent more lameness by spending less money, would you be interested?

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