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If producers don’t see clinical milk fever and clinical ketosis, they often think all is well with the transition cows. But that is far from the truth.
“We miss the big picture when
Dietary strategies used during the transition period to optimize milk production and health in early lactation dairy cows continue to evolve. Traditionally, a "steam-up" dietary approach was used in dry cows to provide
Post-calving diseases like retained placenta, milk fever, ketosis and mastitis all can delay the establishment of a cow's next pregnancy. Many of these conditions also have been shown to be linked, with the incide
Calves fed high levels of liquid nutrients in their first weeks of life are ahead of their limit-fed counterparts in many ways. But University of Florida assistant professor of animal science Emily Miller-Cushon says th
Inflammation is the body's "high alert" response to invading pathogens. In fresh cows, a brief period of inflammation is normal and necessary to induce labor, and repair and restore the reproductive tr
The large economic losses related to clinical, and especially subclinical, hypocalcemia have been well-documented and shared throughout the dairy industry. As with any disease that has no single cause, it is essential t