Allow heifers to adjust to free-stalls
You know that animals need some time to adjust when moved to free-stall facilities for the first time, but there’s been little research to explain what’s really going on. So, researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada decided to find out. FULL STORY »
Mycoplasma isn’t transmitted by contaminated sand bedding
Can calves contract mycoplasma from mycoplasma-contaminated sand bedding? FULL STORY »
Heifer development tied to cow survivability
Want to increase the odds of first-calf heifers finishing their first lactation and remaining in your herd? Then, monitor several calf-development parameters, according to data from researchers in Spain. FULL STORY »
Cleanliness key to successful AI
Researchers at Ohio State University recently conducted a study to determine if using disposable plastic sheath protectors (on top of the regular AI sheath) — which minimize contamination of the AI catheter — has an impact on pregnancies per AI. They followed 996 services from 773 lactating dairy cows on a commercial Ohio dairy to find an answer. FULL STORY »
Tools for a faster mastitis diagnosis on the horizon
Research says PCR tests hold promise as a tool to complement traditional methods of mastitis diagnostics. FULL STORY »
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