Uncovering the truth about generic animal drugs:
Using generic animal drugs can deliver big savings to dairy producers, but some still doubt their safety and effectiveness. Two generic animal drug experts help you distinguish the myths from the facts.
Herd data generates smarter management decisions for Front Range Dairy:
This Fort Lupton, CO, dairy farm maximizes efficiency by collecting and analyzing data on everything from feed and vaccine costs to calf losses and worker effectiveness.
Don’t let drug residues in meat damage your dairy’s reputation:
Dairy producers have become adept at controlling drug residues in milk, but when it comes to residues in meat they have a lot to learn. The rules are different, and the stakes are high, including heightened regulation and a black eye on your farm’s reputation.
New causes discovered for lameness, the dairy industry’s most costly disease:
In spite of its huge economic impact on the dairy industry—an estimated $103 million annually—and the pain it inflicts on animals, lameness is often minimized or ignored. Further, new research hints that previous assumptions about its causes may be incorrect.
Be prepared when unexpected calving problems arise:
To ensure smooth calving, it’s important to keep an eye on cows and enhance their “delivery room.” And, when calving time comes, it’s crucial to know how to examine the cow and when it’s appropriate to intervene.
Quick Tips: Calves Require Immediate Care for Proper Immunity
Quick Tips: Quick Tips for Proper Vaccination of Your Herd
Achieve™ helps this Iowa vet put the brakes on calf scours:
Used at the first sign of scours in calves less than two weeks old, Achieve is “simple, easy dosing and delivers fast, effective results.”
Bovine viral diarrhea. How to minimize losses from this often-invisible threat:
BVD is an ever-present threat on dairy farms. Nevertheless, implementing appropriate biosecurity, biocontainment, testing and vaccination protocols can reduce the damage it can cause.
Minimize your risks when introducing new animals into your herd:
Risk is inherent in bringing new animals into any herd. You can reduce that risk, though, by taking various steps to limit exposure to infection. The extent of your efforts will be dictated by your own personal risk tolerance.
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