Content tagged "dairy cattle:health and diseases"

Understanding Metritis in Dairy Cows

Dairy Updated: June 01, 2017

This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging featured topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.Metabolic and...

Dairy Cattle Health and Diseases

Dairy Updated: June 01, 2017

Being able to properly identify and monitor certain health conditions and diseases of dairy cattle is an important step in preventing side effects from these...

External Parasites of Dairy Cattle

Dairy Updated: February 20, 2017

This factsheet discusses the various external parasites of dairy cattle. It also includes tables with dairy cattle insecticide registrations and lists...

Simplified Scoring System to Identify Respiratory Disease in Dairy Calves

Dairy Updated: January 18, 2017

Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), also known as shipping fever or pneumonia, is a significant problem for dairy replacement heifers. According to reports...

Johne's Disease

Johne's (YO-neez) disease is a chronic wasting disease of ruminants caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. This bacterium...

Bovine Leukosis Virus

Dairy Updated: November 02, 2015

 This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging featured topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.Bovine Leukosis...

Heat Stress Management of Dry Cows

Dairy Updated: July 01, 2015

This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging featured topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.Heat stress...

Issues Related to Subacute Rumen Acidosis (SARA) in the Dairy Cow

Dairy Updated: October 01, 2014

This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging featured topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.The dairy cow has...

Cow Comfort and Health

Dairy Updated: February 19, 2014

The dairy expansion era in North America, which gathered pace throughout the '90s and continues to this day, has resulted in the migration of dairy cattle...

New Developments in Understanding Ruminal Acidosis in Dairy Cows

Dairy Updated: February 03, 2014

Maximizing milk production without incurring ruminal acidosis is a challenge for most dairy producers. Feeding a highly fermentable diet provides energy...

Minimizing Subclinical Metabolic Diseases

Dairy Updated: September 14, 2012

Subclinical ketosis is a common disease in lactating dairy cows with a lactational incidence rate above 40% in many herds. This condition is associated with...

Prevention and Control of Nitrate Toxicity in Cattle

Dairy Updated: July 17, 2012

Nitrate intake is closely related to the levels found in forage and drinking water. Forages may contain elevated levels of nitrate when fields are heavily...

Prevention of Udder Edema in Dairy Cows

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

The periparturient period is especially important for the health of dairy cows. Among health problems occurring during this period is an accumulation of...

Progress in the Understanding of Hemorrhagic Bowel Syndrome

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

Hemorrhagic bowel syndrome (HBS), a deadly digestive tract disease, has been reported with increasing frequency in adult dairy cows. Cattle affected with HBS...

Nutrition and Claw Health

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

The health and function of the bovine claw is dependent upon sound nutrition and feeding practices. In this context, the avoidance of rumen acidosis, which...

Prevention of Displaced Abomasum

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

Because of intake depression prior to calving and slow intake ascent postcalving, the transition period is the major risk period for abomasal displacements....

Inflammation and Transition Cow Disorders

Dairy Updated: August 01, 2011

 The multitude of disorders that dairy cows face during the transition to lactation is a perennial source of concern for dairy producers, nutritionists, and...

Adult Dairy Cow Mortality

Dairy Updated: February 24, 2011

Key points: -The frequency of adult dairy cow mortality appears to be increasing. -Cow mortality is important both economically and as an indicator of animal...

Transition Management Checklist

Dairy Updated: January 31, 2011

Many dairy herd managers today are frustrated by transition management challenges that affect early lactation performance for cows in herds of all sizes....

Therapeutic Nutrition for Dairy Cattle

Dairy Updated: January 31, 2011

A number of nutritional products and feeding management strategies can be used as supportive treatment for various metabolic and infectious diseases. Proper...

Prevention and Control of Foot Problems in Dairy Cows

Dairy Updated: January 28, 2011

Foot health and lameness are major issues facing dairy producers because of their common occurrence and the tremendous economic losses incurred. Early...

Lameness in Dairy Cattle

Dairy Updated: January 27, 2011

Foot and leg problems are a major health concern for many dairy farmers. Cow lameness results in poor performance and substantial economic loss. Nutrition...

Internal Parasites in Beef and Dairy Cattle

Dairy Updated: January 27, 2011

The need to control internal parasites will exist as long as cattle are grazing pastures. However, parasite levels are not the same on all pastures or in...

Impact of Milk Fever and Hypocalcemia on Reproductive Performance of the Dairy Cow

Dairy Updated: January 26, 2011

Experiencing any one of the metabolic diseases of dairy cows, such as milk fever, ketosis, and displacement of the abomasum, is strongly associated with...

Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle

Dairy Updated: January 26, 2011

The heat and humidity of a typical Arkansas summer combine to make a very uncomfortable environment for lactating dairy cows. During hot summer weather,...

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