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Mastitis: New Tools For Old Problems
If you can't measure mastitis, you can't manage it, says Carol Collar from the University of California. ...
Get On Top Of Parasites At Housing
For many dairy farmers, housing is an important time for parasite control. Merial Animal Health’s Veterinary Adviser Fiona MacGillivray agrees that there are practical and economic reasons why it makes sense to think about herd health at this time of...
TB & A Badger Cull: The Facts
Following a comprehensive consultation exercise, the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in the UK has announced a number of measures to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in England. The most controversial being...
Systems Of Production For Male Calves From The Dairy Herd
Researchers at the Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Ireland, look at the different production methods for male calves from the dairy herd. ...
Impact Of Dystocia On Newborn Calf Vigour
The effects of dystocia on calves are discussed by Dr Ken Leslie, from the University of Guelph, Canada. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports. ...
Effects Of Stockperson Behaviour On Animal Welfare & Productivity
Speaking at a recent Boehringer Animal Welfare Forum, Professor Paul Hemsworth, Director of the Animal Welfare Science Centre discussed human - animal interactions in livestock production. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite Editor reports from the conference....
Efficient Farming Improves Environment & Profits
Improving the efficiency of milk production could produce significant annual savings and potentially cut the environmental impacts of the industry by up to a third, according to new research from Northwest Spain. ...
How Effective Is Herd Level Vaccination Against Q Fever?
Researchers from INRA, France, Utrecht University, and Lunam University look at the effectiveness of herd level vaccination against Q fever in dairy cattle. ...
Investigating Brucellosis: Prevalence And Attitudes
Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College in the UK and Kafrelsheikh University in Egypt look at brucellosis in Egypt, its prevalence, risk factors and livestock owners' knowledge, attitudes and practices....
VLA Reports increase In Calf Problems
The 2010 annual report for the Veterinary Laboratory Agency (VLA) says that there has been an increase in the annual number of diagnoses of diarrhoea in calves due to rotavirus and cryptosporidiosis....
Bovine Trichomoniasis In The US
Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease of cattle, characterised primarily by early pregnancy loss and, occasionally, by abortion and pyometra. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite editor speaks with Dr Keith Roehr, Colorado State Vet, about the disease....
Breeding Heifers For Profit
The anticipated expansion in milk production, following the removal of EU Milk Quotas in 2015, will not be achieved without adequate numbers of AI bred, high EBI, early born and well-reared replacement heifers. Now is the time to start breeding the dairy...
Indonesia/ Australia Live Cattle Export: Slaughter
Australia and Indonesia have developed a strong bilateral relationship in livestock trade that has resulted in important commercial partnerships between industries in both countries. This section of an independent report, studying animal welfare conditions,...
Indonesia/ Australia Live Cattle Export: Feedlots
Australia and Indonesia have developed a strong bilateral relationship in livestock trade that has resulted in important commercial partnerships between industries in both countries. This section of an independent report, studying animal welfare conditions,...
Out - Wintering Yearling Heifers On Woodchip
Out-wintering replacement heifers on woodchip pads compared to housing offers improvements in health and behaviour and comparable levels of performance, according to research undertaken by Teagasc....
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