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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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Ask any dairy farmer what type of issues they face in today’s industry, and the conversation undoubtedly will move toward money.

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Rumen transfaunation: Taking rumen fluid from a healthy donor animal and orally transferring the rumen fluid to a recipient animal experiencing simple indigestion.

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The death of an adult cow on a dairy is a bad event. For a cow to die on a dairy, something went terribly wrong for that individual animal.

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Despite large capital investments in cooling equipment, milk production and reproductive performance drastically decline on many dairies during periods of heat stress.

Producers first notice an immediate effect due to reduced milk production, but the impacts of heat stress linger beyond records maintained by meteorologists.

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New York’s Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS), operated by Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Health Diagnostic Center, provides producers with education and research on mastitis control.

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Highly contagious, both Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus agalactiae are considered major mastitis pathogens that can significantly impact dairy producers economically.

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