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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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Pop quiz: VCPR stands for:

a. Very Cute Placenta Removed
b. Vixen, Comet, Prancer, Reindeer
c. Very Complicated Public Relations
d. Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship

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Every dairy herd experiences lameness to one degree or another. The difference between a good healthy hoof and chronic problems is sometimes less than one thinks.

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Lameness and hoof care issues on a dairy farm drastically impact day-to-day cow comfort and can, therefore, cause significant losses in a herd’s productivity and profitability.

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I’m sure you’ve run into lameness challenges in the past – or perhaps you’re currently facing some challenges?

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Dairy producers rely on a number of professionals to help them day in and day out. While each professional works closely with the producer, more and more farms are learning that benefits can be gained when those professionals collaborate with one another.

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The old adage “knowledge is power” certainly rings true when it comes to cow health. Entire management protocols and systems are designed around the quest to identify cows that are feeling subpar, perform needed interventions and quickly get them back on track.

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