Heat Stress News

News published on August 3, 2015:
Multinational Nutriad Group, producer and distributor of feed additives recently strengthened its ruminant team and during the warm European summer it presents a solution that helps producers reduce the economi...
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News published on July 1, 2014:
Dairy farms can pay a heavy toll to thermal stress, even under moderate climate. The cow comfort zone is between 5-20°C and it is now admitted that even moderate heat stress can affect dairy production and ...
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Lallemand Animal Nutrition
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News published on April 24, 2009:
Using equipment not all that different from what a runner might take on a jog, veterinary researchers at Kansas State University are working to make life more comfortable for cattle. A jogger's heart rate moni...
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K-State College of Veterinary news release
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News published on April 1, 2009:
When I think of the word "comfort" I think of a quiet, relaxing environment where I can be productive without a lot of stress, where I can have what I need to eat and drink, where I can rest comfortably and sle...
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University of Minnesota Dairy Extension
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News published on March 5, 2009:
Have you observed your cows' legs and feet lately? Watched them walking? What about their eyes? Have you taken a close look at their production and health records? Cows are talking... showing us in many ways if...
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University of Minnesota Dairy Extension
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News published on February 16, 2009:
"If your cows are dry, they should be turned out and given water." I heard that statement as a joke many years ago when I was just a kid on the home dairy farm. No doubt, cows need water during their dry period...
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University of Minnesota Dairy Extension
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News published on November 28, 2008:
Cows that are comfortable make more milk and stay in your herd longer than those that struggle to survive the system. Take some time to score your herd's comfort level in the following five areas at different t...
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Cornell University PRO-DAIRY
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News published on November 5, 2008:
Cold weather is coming. Are you prepared to provide exceptional comfort to your calves and replacement heifers this winter? Healthy calves and heifers grow more quickly and are able to join the milking herd at ...
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University of Minnesota Dairy Extension
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News published on October 6, 2008:
Managing transition cows is a significant problem on dairy farms. The issues include nutritional considerations, stocking rates, metabolic disorders, heat stress, and access to feed and water. Often management ...
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Kansas State University Cooperative Extension
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News published on September 4, 2008:
A rise in body temperature is a signal that heat stress has exceeded the heat-exchange capacity of the dairy cow. Previous studies have shown a strong positive correlation between vaginal temperature and respir...
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KSU Dairy Research Report of Progress 963
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