Blue green algae poisoning in cattle
Algae strewn water troughs should be avoided on dairy farms.
Lameness prevention provides returns
One incidence of lameness could cost $300.
Be aware of grass tetany problems
Lush, green, rapidly growing grasses present a considerable risk for grass tetany, regardless of season. The combination of high potassium and low magnesium and calcium in these forages is thought to be the primary cause of grass tetany.
Guide to lameness prevention
Use these guidelines from the Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance program to prevent lames.
Manage lameness in winter
It is estimated that every lame cow costs between $300 and $400. Use these tips to manage lameness.
Preventive strategies for ketosis
Parturition and the onset of lactation challenges calcium and energy homeostasis in dairy cows predisposing them to periparturient disorders that affect health, production and reproductive performance says Carlos Risco, DVM, Dipl. ACT, University of Florida.
Why early-lactation cows may need a higher DCAD
During the olympic games this summer, the subject of lactic acid would occasionally come up whenever a runner or a swimmer suddenly fell
Measure rumen pH
At any given time, 20 percent to 30 percent of your herd may be suffering from rumen acidosis.