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OMG: Texting in the workplace

Jan 17, 2011 by Dairy Herd Management
More than 5 billion text messages are sent every day and 1.5 trillion text messages every year. Like most people, you probably engage in this technology. A text message can be a very handy tool to let someone know when

Tips to manage and prevent DAs

Jan 17, 2011 by Dairy Herd Management
Left displacement of the abomasum (LDA) is one of the most common surgical diseases we see in dairy cattle. The incidence rate of LDA varies widely between dairy farms, but a reasonable goal would be less than 3 to 5 pe

Not all colostrum is created equal

Jan 17, 2011 by Dairy Herd Management
Cows produce colostrum during the final stages of gestation. If the cow has an intramammary infection, there is real risk that this colostrum may have a high somatic cell count (SCC) or contain mastitis pathogens.

Only you can stop drug residues

Jan 17, 2011 by Dairy Herd Management
The number of drug residues that occur in meat is very small - 0.003 percent of all cattle slaughtered. However, cull dairy cows are the No. 1 violator when it comes to drug residues. And, it's an issue that the dairy i