Calicum supplements suggested for dairy cows after giving birth
The health of dairy cows after giving birth plays a big factor in the quantity and quality of the milk the cows produce. FULL STORY »
World Dairy Expo staff announcements
World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce a realignment of staff responsibilities. Susan Orth will be stepping into a newly created role, Sponsorship Manager. Crystal McNett has been named Trade Show Manager. FULL STORY »
Calves with Sam: How long to chill colostrum in a refrigerator?
Why are we interested in chilling colostrum? We know that the time required for bacteria in colostrum to double (generation time) increases as temperature decreases. FULL STORY »
How good is your pre-milking teat prep?
Because mastitis pathogens are intermittently shed into the milk, single day bulk tank samples are not reliable indicators of the absence of contagious mastitis infections. However, research has shown when 3 or more consecutive daily bulk tank samples are taken and pooled for culturing, test results are dependable. FULL STORY »
Workshops focus on reproductive efficiency on dairy farms
Are you a dairy producer, veterinarian, or consultant interested in learning about the latest innovations in dairy reproductive practices to improve reproductive efficiency and profitability? If so make plans to attend a University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Reproducing Profitability Workshop in November. FULL STORY »
Keep ahead of heifer mastitis
While often an overlooked aspect of heifer health, mastitis can be a make-or-break proposition for new animals entering the milking string. Here is some advice on pre-freshening mastitis treatment and other preventative measures. FULL STORY »
Strategic decision-making can reduce antibiotic use for mastitis
Mastitis is not a cut-and-dried, “diagnose-treat-repeat” disease. Rather, Linda Tikofsky, DVM, Professional Services Veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. says it is a multi-factorial disease with a good deal of variation in both its causes and solutions. FULL STORY »
New livestock pavilions planned for World Dairy Expo
The two new pavilions ― one 90,000 square feet and the other 180,000 square feet ― will house a variety of animals during livestock shows. FULL STORY »
When BVD doesn’t look like BVD
f you ask a practitioner to describe a “typical” outbreak of bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) you might get a variety of answers. In fact, the more experience one has with BVD the less willing one might be to give a definitive answer. Atypical cases could lead to inaccurate diagnosis. FULL STORY »
World Dairy Expo Trade Show ranks higher in Gold 100
World Dairy Expo’s Trade Show continues to climb in Trade Show Executive magazine’s prestigious Gold 100, now ranking No. 22. FULL STORY »
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