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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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Like all well-run businesses, the management team of a well-run dairy operation will know and understand the key parameters that make them successful.

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A new technology is helping to identify what viruses or bacteria are causing early bovine respiratory disease (BRD) – thanks to a timelier, more accurate and less-invasive diagnostic test.

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Transition cow performance and management is crucial to every herd’s success and profitability. Cows that are neglected during the transition period or that fail to have their needs met are being set up for failure. Herd productivity and profitability are distinctly linked to the success or failure of the transition period.

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Birth through 12 weeks old is a critical time in establishing the lifetime growth potential of a calf, and feeding strategies weeks 12 to 24 are essential to optimal rumen development.

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Can you imagine a non-intrusive and economically efficient way to monitor herd health in real time to improve production for your commercial herd? How about receiving instant alerts on your cell phone the second there are any behaviour changes in the herd?

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Heifer mastitis is a disease that threatens production and udder health in the first and subsequent lactations. An integrated strategy to prevent and control heifer mastitis should include goal setting, assessment of the current farm systems, application of appropriate farm-specific interventions and monitoring of outcomes.

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