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Managing Dairy Calves: Clean, Dry Conditions are Essential
While there is much to be said for housing calves in outdoor hutches, it is important to manage and feed them in individual pens even though this may mean more time and labour than if allowed to feed at a communal milk machine, veterinary surgeon, Neil...
Tackling Cattle Fever Ticks with Vaccines
Despite a successful program to eliminate cattle fever ticks in the US during the first half of the 20th century, these ticks still manage to cross the Mexican border into Texas, writes Sandra Avant....
How does India's Stance on Cattle Slaughter Affect Farmers?
Hindu hardliners are increasingly clamping down on the potential slaughter of cows in India – so what does that mean for the nation’s dairy and subsistence farmers? Olivia Cooper reports....
How Do I Decide which Mould Inhibitor Should be Included in My Feeds?
There are many mould inhibitor brands in the feed additives market which claim to work better than all others, writes José Luís Laparra (Nutriad) Mexico. However, not all of them are as efficient as suppliers might claim. What should you look for when...
How DNA Parentage Testing in Cattle is Done
We’ve all seen the pictures of DNA that looks like a spiral staircase, but in fact DNA is made up of units called base pairs and there are four different base pairs represented by the letters A, T, G and C. Cattle have 2.8 billion base pairs and humans...
Quorum Sensing as a Tool for Selecting Feed Additive Ingredients
Nutriad has demonstrated the use of Quorum Sensing (QS) as a tool in the development of new feed additives for livestock and aquaculture application....
DNA Parentage Testing in Cattle: a Good Investment
Every cow-calf producer likes to believe that his herd bulls are top notch animals and that they’re all pulling their weight in terms of siring calves, but in reality there is a lot of variation, writes Angela Lovell....
Six Steps to Preventing LA-MRSA Spread Between Livestock and Farmer
Livestock associated Meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) is a bacteria that has developed resistance to certain antibiotics. As LA-MRSA can passed between humans and animals, the UK government has created six key steps you can take on...
Countdown to Spring Calving Season
Experts from Purina Animal Nutrition say preparing your herd is essential for your animals to thrive over winter, so there are no surprises during spring calving....
Adjusting Calf Feeding as the Weather Grows Colder
Helping calves adapt to winter conditions by altering feeding regimes is essential to help calves grow to their full genetic potential, experts from Purina Animal Nutrition say....
Unlocking the Power of Plants to Promote Calf Rearing
The plant kingdom offers an incredible diversity, and despite years of scientific study, secrets remain hidden in berries, flowers, leaves, peel, bark or roots. Even today, ongoing discovery of secrets regarding plants, spices and essential oils or extracts...
Mycotoxins in Dairy - Facts, Figures & Solutions
Dairy cows are known to have some capacity to protect themselves against the harmful effects of mycotoxins....
How Do We Value the Natural World?
Dr Bob Carling writes about the influential ideas of economist Nicholas Stern on the value that we place on biodiversity....
Why Advanced Multiple Mycotoxin Detection Matters
A new technology promises to revolutionize the simultaneous detection of mycotoxins and greatly expand our scientific knowledge. Several cases in the field along with the 2014 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey results reveal the value of multiple mycotoxin detection...
Dairy Heifer: A Fast Start to Greater Lifetime Profit
Maximizing lifetime profit per cow – a good measure of a dairy operation’s overall profitability – requires diligence at all stages, starting at birth....
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