Parasite control: Getting the best of both worlds
Can parasite control be effective and reduce resistance at the same time? Here are some elements to consider when crafting an effective parasite program for your herd. FULL STORY »
Coccidiosis and shedding
There is a close connection between shedding rates and infection levels. When the infection level is high, so is shedding. Adopt these practices to reduce shedding among heifers and calves. FULL STORY »
Merck Animal Health launches BRD blog
Merck Animal Health has announced its sponsorship of “BRD Report: From the Fence Post,” a blog focused on raising awareness of bovine respiratory disease, as well as providing industry professionals a central resource to access information vital to the prevention, treatment and management of the disease. FULL STORY »
Colostrum supplements and replacers: What is the difference?
Research indicates that passive immunity is often inadequate due to low concentration of colostral immunoglobulins, insufficient methods of feeding colostrum, and low absorption of immunoglobulins by the calf. FULL STORY »
Diet plays key role in heifer mastitis control
Managing mastitis in dairy replacement heifers includes several preventative measures, including dietary supplementation to improve the udder's resistance to infection. FULL STORY »
Do genetics influence calf health?
Could calf health and survival someday be used as a factor in making breeding decisions? A Canadian study, recently published in the Journal of Dairy Science, looks at the potential for correlating genetic traits with calf survival. FULL STORY »
Keep calf scours at bay with these strategies
An ever-present disease challenge, scours can wreak havoc as the seasons change. Read prevention strategies provided by the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association. FULL STORY »
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