What’s new for you to review?
The 42nd annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners was held in September. During the program, more than 45 research summaries were presented; here are five with relevant take-home messages. FULL STORY »
Calf scours treatment review
I recently taught a herd-health course to local dairy producers and employees. We spent a considerable amount of time reviewing treatment protocols for common disease, with participants sharing their opinions and actions. FULL STORY »
In my experience, dairy farmers are hard-working, honest people who place great value on personal responsibility. It is unfortunate that we have seen news reports lately that criticize all of animal agriculture. FULL STORY »
The art of the physical exam
I have attended many meetings where speakers discuss how to find sick cows in your herd. But then what? Let’s take a few minutes to determine what to do with these cows once we find them. FULL STORY »
Tips for the transition period
The transition period of 30 days before calving to 70 days after calving is a critical time for the cow. Mistakes during this time can jeopardize her entire lactation and affect how long she ultimately stays on the dairy. FULL STORY »
Is your drug use legal?
If outside forces had their way, antibiotic usage on farm would stop today. So, if we want to continue to have medications available to treat sick animals and to relieve pain and suffering, due diligence is required by all of us. FULL STORY »
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