Successful Recipe for Immunity Includes Proper Mix of Vaccines and Nutrients
Adequate energy and protein are essential to achieving the required immune response from your vaccines. Dr. Scott Poock explains the “hows” and “whys”.
Udder Health: Keep Mastitis Out of Your Parlor, Keep Money in Your Pocket
Mastitis is the primary reason for udder health problems, and Dr. Greg Goodell provides tips to help prevent both contagious and environmental forms of this dreaded infection.
Good Colostrum: A Solid Foundation for Herd Health and Profits
You probably administer colostrum to newborn calves, knowing it’s a good idea for growth and productivity. But did you know it could mean the difference between life and death? Dr. Alfonso Lago explains.
Getting a Handle on Abortions in Your Dairy Operation
Abortions cost U. S. dairy producers an estimated $27 million each year. The causes can be many, but Dr. Robert Sprowles offers steps you can take to minimize the incidence of abortions in your operation.
Estrous Synchronization: Taking the Guesswork out of Breeding
Estrous Synchronization “times” the cows’ reproductive cycles to increase the chances of conception and pregnancy, reduce labor costs and enhance profits. An expert in estrous synchronization, Dr. Alvaro Magalhaes discusses this innovative technique and how it may be used effectively in your herd.
Cold Weather Calf Management
Young calves use a lot of energy to grow, fight off disease threats and build body mass. When cold weather arrives, staying warm is just one more demand on that energy. Here are some strategies to help them thrive during cold, winter weather.
Not all Proteins are Created Equal
Providing adequate dietary protein is essential for herd health and production, creating and repairing body tissues, and of course to maximize milk production. But some proteins perform essential functions within the body before they are ever digested. Dr. Jim Quigley offers his insight.
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