Clean those water tanks

If a persistently infected animal is present in your herd, mucus harboring BVDV could transmit the virus to cattle that share the same waterer. FULL STORY »

The cost of poor colostrum management

When you skip these areas of colostrum management, it's costing you more than you're saving. FULL STORY »

Colostrum: More than meets the eye

Recent research suggests that other parts of colostrum – specifically, growth factors and hormones – may play an essential role in growth and development of the newborn. FULL STORY »

Guidelines for whole-herd BVD testing

Cutting out BVD testing may produce short-term financial savings, but could have devastating, long-term consequences. The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council offers guidelines for whole-herd BVD control programs. FULL STORY »

Stepping over dollars to pick up dimes

We all do it. We ignore the low-hanging fruit that will give us a better return and we go after the things that are riskier and often give us barely any return. We set ourselves up to fail when we ignore common sense practices that we know are good for the bottom line. Dairy calf expert Sam Leadley, PhD, Attica Veterinary Associates, sees that all too often on dairy farms where calf care is concerned. FULL STORY »

Advice for dealing with Mycoplasma

Why is Mycoplasma bovis so difficult to manage and what can I do to protect my calves? Here is some advice. FULL STORY »

Five good reasons to ...

It is a contagious, costly disease of animals that also affects humans. It is spread by direct contact with infected animals or with an environment that has been contaminated with discharges from infected animals. FULL STORY »

Control heifer mastitis

You may have a heifer mastitis problem on your farm if greater than 15 percent of heifers have clinical mastitis around calving or greater than 15 percent of all heifers have a first test-day SCC greater than 150,000 cells/mL. FULL STORY »

Why do bad things happen to good calf raisers?

You may be doing "everything” right, yet calves still get sick and some die. A calf management specialist examines why these negative outcomes occur and what you can do to lower the rate of “bad” things. FULL STORY »

Elevate calf hutches for better ventilation

A Washington State University trial on calf hutch ventilation showed that elevating one side of the hutch decreased internal hutch temperature and increased ventilation. FULL STORY »

Johne’s disease vaccination shown to have economic value

A new Cornell University research study shows that vaccinating for Johne’s disease could someday be an economically feasible means of controlling a serious dairy herd health threat. FULL STORY »

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