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Calves with Sam: Looking for 'normal' umbilical cord healing

Sometimes it is good to have a sense of what is considered "normal" for an event. One of these of interest to calf rearing persons in the healing rate of the umbilical cord among newborn dairy calves.


Preventing Salmonella in dairy cattle

Salmonella can cause diarrhea in dairy cows and calves. In calves it most often affects animals under 30 days of age, except for Salmonella Dublin which can cause diarrhea, fever, respiratory signs and generalized infection in calves up to 6 months of age.


Genome Alberta, Ontario Genomics Institute team for better feed efficiency

A $10.3 million private-public grant was awarded to a team led by Dr. Filippo Miglior, University of Guelph, and Dr. Paul Stothard, Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta, who will use the latest genomic approaches and the Growsafe phenotyping platform to collect and assess the required data to carry out the selection at a lower cost.


Research presented at ADSA-ASAS meeting shows importance of nutrition to support dairy cow health and production

Research studies presented at the 2015 American Dairy Science Association – American Society of Animal Science Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, reinforced the role good nutrition has in supporting normal immune function and optimum calcium balance in transition and lactating dairy cows. Multiple abstracts were presented at the meeting supported by Phibro Animal Health Corporation involving new university and field research.



When a third or more of a rancher’s cows turn up open, which can happen when trichomoniasis, or trich, infects a herd, the rancher obviously takes a significant economic loss. But due to the sporadic nature of the disease, quantifying losses the disease causes across a region or across the country presents a challenge.


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