Heat stress in transition cows: An overlooked problem

Due to heat stress last summer, cows finally conceived in the cooler fall months, resulting in heavy calving periods during the hot summer months this year. Do you have enough people in place to deal with the added problems that can result from this? FULL STORY »

Focus on lameness

Research shows low body condition scores may be a risk factor for lameness rather than a result. To evaluate body condition scores, look for V’s, U’s and straight lines. FULL STORY »

Simple steps to identify and treat metritis

Metritis is one of the most common fresh cow diseases. Typically diagnosed during the first 10 days in milk, metritis is a uterine infection that can affect up to 30 percent of a dairy herd. FULL STORY »

Simple steps to identify and treat metritis

Metritis is one of the most common fresh cow diseases. Typically diagnosed during the first 10 days in milk, metritis is a uterine infection that can affect up to 30 percent of a dairy herd. FULL STORY »

Is she getting her 50 gallons?

High-producing cows require at least 50 gallons of water every day. As much as half of this is consumed within the first hour after milking. FULL STORY »

It pays to cool dry cows

At $16 per hundredweight, a 500-plus cow dairy stands to lose upward of $285,000 in lost milk during the next lactation when dry cows are not cooled. FULL STORY »

The domino effect of lameness

Research shows how lameness can contribute to reproductive problems that drain profits. FULL STORY »

Evaluate fan efficiency

A ventilation system can consume nearly 25 percent of the energy used on the dairy. Here is some timely advice for assessing the efficiency of your fans. FULL STORY »

Adapt your feeding strategies to summer conditions

In addition to cooling, shade and ventilation, strategic adjustments to diet formulation and feeding management can help cows to better cope with extreme weather conditions. FULL STORY »

Webinar addresses cow-cooling strategies

Here is some timely advice on what needs to be done to keep dairy cows cool during warm weather. FULL STORY »

New milk residue screening test

Access to a highly sensitive and specific confirmatory test that allows dairy producers to check milk samples for drug residue concentrations is now available through the Cyclone Custom Analyte Detection Service at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. FULL STORY »

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