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Propylene glycol helps fresh cows with subclinical ketosis

Recent advances that have made it easier to diagnose subclinical ketosis also have opened the door for researchers to study the effect of treatment strategies on subclinical ketosis in early-lactation cows. FULL STORY »

Dairy lameness webinar Jan. 12

A free webinar explores lameness, hoof and leg issues in dairy cattle. FULL STORY »

Scientists study L. Hardjo vaccines

Recently, USDA scientists examined a commercial leptospirosis vaccine for its ability to provide short-term and long-term protection against experimental infection with serovar Hardjo, the primary cause of bovine leptospirosis. FULL STORY »

Managing hypokalemia

Hypokalemia can occur as a result of a variety of fresh cow diseases. FULL STORY »

4 tips for a successful transition period

When managed correctly, the transition period can positively influence milk production, health, reproductive success and, ultimately, profitability. To help your cows navigate the transition period and reap the benefits postpartum, it’s critical to focus on the prepartum cow, especially during the three weeks prior to calving. FULL STORY »

Control Salmonella on your dairy

The clinical signs of Salmonella are easy to identify — sudden weight loss, weakness, fever, diarrhea and dehydration. While these symptoms signal clinical Salmonella on dairy operations, they are only the tip of the iceberg. FULL STORY »

NEFA and BHB sampling in dairy cows

At last week’s DCRC meeting Daryl Nydam, DVM, PhD, Cornell University, gave tips on NEFA and BHB sampling. FULL STORY »

Calving pens: manage for health

Both the dam and the newborn calf are vulnerable to infection at calving time. The key is to reduce exposure to bacteria through management. FULL STORY »

Learn more about Salmonella

A new resource for information on helping control Salmonella Newport is available at: www.SalmonellaRisk.com. FULL STORY »

Winning the fresh cow game

Trimming fresh cow losses and reducing treatment costs are crucial steps to winning the tight margins game in which you and everyone in our industry is now engaged. If I can help you with some simple ideas to involve your team of workers to implement a strategy, you can minimize expenses and control involuntary fresh cow cull losses. FULL STORY »

Improving dairy cattle reproduction in hot and humid weather (audio)

Hot and humid weather is hard on pregnant dairy cows. Extension Dairy Specialist George Heersche has some tips on how to care for pregnant dairy cows. FULL STORY »

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