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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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We all know that dehorning is painful. But have you thought about how calves feel after dehorning?

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Dairy farmers are committed to animal care. It is a fact that healthy, comfortable cows produce more milk – and of higher quality – and that a stressed cow will not meet her genetic potential.

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Progressive Dairyman asked trimmer Allen Schlabach and University of Minnesota’s Gerard Cramer to share their feedback from the International Conference on Lameness in Ruminants. This event was held August 11-14, 2013, in Bristol, England.

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Heat and humidity may be far from mind in February, but it is never too early to start planning ahead for summer challenges. The truth is the heat and humidity of summer can create the ideal environment on a dairy for a salmonella outbreak.

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When making the decision to use a modified-live vaccine (MLV) or a killed vaccine specifically for infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) and bovine viral diarrhea (BVD), it’s important to balance risk with achieving the greatest benefit from a vaccination protocol.

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Having an effective safety program is essential. It helps protect your employees, lowers your costs and increases your profitability.

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