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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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The system for payment for milk protein changed in Canada in September 2018 from one based on crude protein (CP) to the new system based on the true protein content of milk.

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It still amazes us when we get onto a dairy that has all their milking data at the push of a button but is not using any of it. Even worse, they may not even be going into the parlour because they think that somehow the system is electronically monitoring itself.

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For 29 years, Hugh Smythe has made a living by making cow comfort a priority. As a hoof trimmer, he spends his days making sure cows throughout British Columbia can put their best hoof forward.

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Lameness is a sign of pain resulting in an abnormal locomotion, gait or posture. It is a major economic, productivity and animal welfare issue in our industry.

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As dairy producers seek more ways to sharpen the pencil on profitability, they are examining each area of the farm budget for cost-saving opportunities.

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Treating digital dermatitis with tetracycline has long been a standard approach, but now is the time to seek alternative methods of treatment, starting with proper identification and prevention.

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