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Strategies to reduce risk of subclinical hypocalcemia

Although a negative dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) diet has long been used to help control milk fever in transition dairy cows, more recent research is evaluating whether it is also effective in reducing the risk of subclinical hypocalcemia, or slightly below normal blood calcium concentrations, according to Tom Overton, Ph.D., professor of dairy management at Cornell University. FULL STORY »

TechMix introduces “Close to Glucose” propylene blend for ketosis

TechMix introduces a new product for treating ketosis, Propylene Advantage. FULL STORY »

Sampling reveals high rate of subclinical hypocalcemia

A blood calcium sampling program involving more than 5,000 transition dairy cows showed subclinical hypocalcemia in an average of 55 percent of the cows tested. FULL STORY »

PSU Herd Metrics App Now Available

Penn State Extension Dairy Team Assists with Estimating Herd Dynamics FULL STORY »

Heat stress in dams also affects calves

New research is showing that, even before they are born, calves can suffer the effects of heat stress in their dams. FULL STORY »

New vaccine could help prevent metritis

Could metritis infections someday be preventable with vaccines? FULL STORY »

Transition troubles: What happened to her?

The 90-day transition period is critical to the future health and profitability of your cows. There is a huge investment at stake, and ignoring cows during this period could mean missing warning signs that lead to problems. FULL STORY »

2014 AABP conference registration open

The 47th American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Annual Conference is Sept. 18-20, in Albuquerque, N.M. FULL STORY »

New online hub helps navigate transition cow management

Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition is focused more than ever on helping dairy producers successfully navigate the journey through the transition period, the most critical time in a dairy cow’s life. FULL STORY »

Best milking practices checklist

This checklist will help you to pinpoint areas in your milking routine that need improvement. FULL STORY »

What can you do about low calcium in fresh cows?

Fresh cows may experience low blood calcium more than previously thought. Find out how low calcium relates to subclincal hypocalcemia. FULL STORY »

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