Mark A. Froetschel
University of Georgia
Mark A. Froetschel (United States)
Technical publication

Nutritional Intervention to Improve the Calcium and Energetic Status of High Producing Transition Dairy Cattle

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Nutritional Intervention to Improve the Calcium and Energetic Status of High Producing Transition Dairy Cattle
The high producing dairy cow makes major metabolic adjustments in the transition phase in order to support a profitable lactation. During transition dairy cow adjusts its metabolism to mobilize calcium from...
Joris Somers
Joris Somers (Ireland)
Technical publication

The effect of Lameness before and during the breeding season on fertility in 10 pasture-based Irish dairy herds

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The effect of Lameness before and during the breeding season on fertility in 10 pasture-based Irish dairy herds
Together with mastitis and poor fertility, lameness in cattle is one of three major factors influencing profitability and economic losses in modern dairy farming. In contrast to infertility and sub-clinical mastitis, lameness has...
Laura Solano
University of Calgary
Laura Solano (Canada)
Technical publication

Effectiveness of a standardized footbath protocol for prevention of digital dermatitis

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Effectiveness of a standardized footbath protocol for prevention of digital dermatitis
A footbath is the most common herd-level approach to control digital dermatitis (DD) in intensive dairy farming. However, wide variation in footbath design and protocols suggests a gap between evidence-based management practices and on-farm...
Alejandro Relling
Universidad Nacional de La Plata - UNLP
Alejandro Relling (United States)
Technical publication

Starting Calves on Amaferm Improves Performance in Transitioning Feedlot Diets

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The exposure to new pathogenic organisms, and vaccines to which the calves must mount an immune response, both demand that calves be on an appropriate nutritional program in order to allow an adequate...
Laura Solano
University of Calgary
Laura Solano (Canada)
Technical publication

Validation of the M-stage scoring system for digital dermatitis on dairy cows in the milking parlor

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Validation of the M-stage scoring system for digital dermatitis on dairy cows in the milking parlor
A high prevalence of digital dermatitis (DD) and the benefits of early topical treatment highlight the need for simple tools for routine DD detection. The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy of scoring DD lesions using...
Jack Garrett, PhD
Jack Garrett, PhD (United States)
Technical publication

Trace minerals and the cow’s immune system

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Overfeeding of trace minerals can create subacute toxicity levels that could be just as bad as subacute deficiency conditions. More consideration should be given to the bioavailability of...
Mirela Noro
Universidad Austral de Chile
Mirela Noro (Brazil)
Technical publication

Transition Diseases in Grazing Dairy Cows Are Related to Serum Cholesterol and Other Analytes

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Transition Diseases in Grazing Dairy Cows Are Related to Serum Cholesterol and Other Analytes
During the transition from pregnancy to lactation increased energy and calcium demands for colostrum and milk production, combined with a decline in dry matter intake (DMI) around parturition, can result in negative...
Antonio Cantu
INIFAP - Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias
Antonio Cantu (Mexico)
Technical publication

Detection and phylogenetic analysis of bovine papillomavirus in cutaneous warts in cattle in Tamaulipas, Mexico

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Papillomas occur more frequently in cattle than other domestic animals. The causal agent of bovine papillomatosis is a virus that belongs to the family Papillomaviridae. In Tamaulipas, Mexico, the virus is considered...
Jalil Ghassemi Nejad
Jalil Ghassemi Nejad (South Korea)
Technical publication

Effects of water restriction following feeding on nutrient digestibilities, milk yield and composition and blood hormones in lactating Holstein cows under heat stress conditions

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Effects of water restriction following feeding on nutrient digestibilities, milk yield and composition and blood hormones in lactating Holstein cows under heat stress conditions
Water restriction could intensify the effect of heat stress related to performance including digesta flow rate, saliva excretion and nutrient digestibility or blood parameters and decreased performance of...
Jim Quigley
Jim Quigley (United States)
Technical publication

Modeling the effects of liquid intake and weaning on digestibility of nutrients in pre- and post-weaned dairy calves

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Modeling the effects of liquid intake and weaning on digestibility of nutrients in pre- and post-weaned dairy calves
Most nutrient models predict supply of metabolizable energy and metabolizable protein; in lactation models, flow of nutrients are predicted from endogenous, microbial, and undegraded dietary sources. Nutrient requirements are...
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