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Metabolic implications for transition cow immunity

Infectious disease detracts from farm profitability through decreased production efficiency and increased morbidity and mortality. FULL STORY »

Effect of biotin on milk performance of dairy cattle

A meta-analysis of the effect of biotin on production outcomes of dairy cattle was conducted following a literature review. FULL STORY »

Meta-analysis affirms value of biotin supplementaton

Biotin rocks! That is the conclusion from a meta-analysis done by researchers at Zhejiang University in China and reported in the July edition of the Journal of Dairy Science. FULL STORY »

Temperature affects calves’ water intake

Very limited information is available on the effects of drinking water temperature on dairy calves. FULL STORY »

Maintain transition cow metabolism to reduce immune dysfunction

To date, no single factor has been reported to be responsible for the immune dysfunction that cows experience around the time of calving. FULL STORY »

The developing story of osteocalcin

Traditionally, endocrinology has focused on organs whose primary role is to secrete hormones. The pituitary gland, adrenal gland, thyroid gland, the gonads, the kidney and the pancreas all received much attention in the early years of endocrinology. FULL STORY »

Not just what they eat, but how they eat it

A growing body of research proves it’s not only about what a cow eats, but also how the cow consumes the ration. FULL STORY »

Influence of ensiling time, inoculation on zein proteins in HMC

The fates of hydrophobic zein proteins, which encapsulate corn starch to create vitreous endosperm, have not been investigated in high-moisture corn (HMC). FULL STORY »

Feeding different sources of rumen-protected methionine

Effect of feeding different sources of rumen-protected methionine on milk production and N-utilization in lactating dairy cows FULL STORY »

Methionine provides a way to cut crude protein

You don't want to overfeed crude protein for a couple of reasons, according to an article in the April edition of the Journal of Dairy Science. FULL STORY »

High-moisture corn can be dynamic in the silo

High-moisture corn changes during the ensiling process; it appears that the proteins in the starch-protein matrix are altered by bacterial proteolysis during an extended ensiling time. FULL STORY »

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