Health

Klebsiella fact sheet

Klebsiella is the second most common Gram-negative pathogen in clinical mastitis cases. It also is the subject of a new fact sheet from the University of Wisconsin Milk Quality team. FULL STORY »

Cool new ways to really listen to your cows

New precision dairy technologies, such as rumination/activity or rumination/activity/temperature sensors, can help you listen to your cows 24 hours a day, even in the middle of the night when nobody is around. FULL STORY »

A look at bedding additives to control mastitis

Proper bedding management lowers the risk of mastitis for dairy cows housed in free-stalls bedded with organic materials, like sawdust. Can an acidic bedding additive also help? FULL STORY »

Podcast offers advice on fresh-cow monitoring

Health evaluations and monitoring of feed intakes are important for detecting sick cows during this critical time. FULL STORY »

Study: Incomplete milking benefits fresh cows

New research suggests incomplete milking during the first five days after calving could improve the immune status of transition cows. FULL STORY »

'Raw counts' can be useful

Greg Goodell, DVM, Heifer Authority, Greeley, Colo., says there are many ways to monitor disease on the dairy. FULL STORY »

Your guide to proper milk sampling and using the CMT

The latest installment in a University of Wisconsin udder-health series is a good refresher on proper milk-sampling techniques and using the California Mastitis Test. Consider adding it to your milker training handbook. FULL STORY »

Can herd somatic cell count be too low?

As herds continue to reduce somatic cell counts and improve milk quality, is there a danger in SCC getting too low? FULL STORY »

Webinar to focus on achieving good health records

Learn better record-keeping skills and how to use the data to improve herd health management during a March 4 eXtension webinar. FULL STORY »

Rumination technology benefits transition cow health

Tracking rumination daily helps identify cows that need attention before visual observations can detect health challenges. FULL STORY »

A look at compost bedded-pack systems

Four Ohio dairy farms using compost bedded-pack systems were studied by Ohio State University researchers to assess barn design and collect data on pack and manure-handling practices, as well as cow health. FULL STORY »

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