Dairy Herd Mangement articles:

Guardian now provides industry's only six-month DOI for E. coli
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announced USDA approval of a label extension for its Guardian scours prevention vaccine. The new label approval affirms that Guardian provides six-month duration of immunity (DOI) for E. coli K99 protection. This positions Guardian as the only multi-valent bacterial and viral combination scours vaccine with six-month DOI for E. coli – the longest proven DOI on the market.

New vaccine combines viral protection and Lepto hardjo-bovis prevention in one vaccine
Pfizer Animal Health has introduced Bovi-Shield GOLD HB, a new vaccine that takes reproductive protection to the next level. The newly-released Bovi-Shield GOLD HB combines five-way viral protection with the prevention of Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar Hardjo type Hardjo-bovis, commonly known as Lepto hardjo-bovis. Bovi-Shield GOLD HB provides superior protection against five major viral pathogens: IBR, PI3, BRSV and BVD Types 1 and 2. Combine that with the prevention of infection label claim for Lepto hardjo-bovis, and Bovi-Shield GOLD HB offers producers convenience and flexibility with one vaccine that can be administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously.

Hoof Supervisor system introduced
The makers of Feed Supervisor Software have introduced the Hoof Supervisor system. Lameness and hoof health in general have become a major focus throughout the dairy industry. Lack of good on-farm data has been a major bottleneck as producers strive to reduce and eliminate lameness. Hoof Supervisor is a chute-side data recording system that will allow the trimmer, veterinarian, nutritionist and herd manager to better understand the main issues causing lameness on the dairy. Hoof Supervisor's rugged computer technology provides security for your data in extreme environments. This ruggedized touch-screen provides a convenient system to record lame events by lesion and location. Lesion data can then be analyzed by the time of year, pen and the stage of lactation. This data will provide you with the information necessary to diagnose the problem and also find and eliminate the cause.