For your showing clients, now is a good time to discuss a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Many livestock shows will require a CVI -- even if the animal doesn’t have to cross state lines to get to the show.
There’s no bull about it, artificial insemination has come a long way since its first use in dairy cattle during the late 1930s. While the technology has vastly changed, the basic principles still remain.
Classic symptoms involved with Mycoplasma mastitis include multiple quarters infected, dramatically decreased milk production, and milk secretion with sandy or flaky sediments in watery or serous fluid.
For their work and dedication to sustainable farming, the McMahons have received numerous honors over the years. In 2018, Dairy Management Inc. recognized the McMahons with its U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award.
Sanitation, nutrition, hoof trimming and proper animal handling contribute to lameness prevention. But when a cow’s claw becomes infected or injured, timely blocking promotes healing, cow comfort and milk production.
Producer panels, presentations and breakout sessions will feature timely, care- and profit-enhancing topics, such as immunity, pain control, internasal vaccines, heifer development, calf nutrition and more.
The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council selected Megan Lauber, a master’s degree student at the University of Wisconsin, and Alexandre Scanavez, a doctorate student at Kansas State University, as the 2019 DCRC Scholars.
The amount and composition of milk produced by dairy cows appears to be more regulated by internal, annual biological rhythms than by environmental factors such as heat and humidity, according to Penn State researchers.
The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) and American Registry of Professional Animal Sciences (ARPAS) approved National Mastitis Council’s (NMC) application for continuing education (CE) credits.