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Preventing Milk Fevers

Milk fever is one of the more expensive metabolic diseases faced by dairy producers. Costs can easily exceed $400/cow in terms of vet and drugs, discarded milk and lost milk production. Cows with milk fever...
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Nitrates in Dairy Forages

Early frosts raise the concern of nitrate accumulation in forages. High nitrate levels are particularly toxic to cattle, less so for horses. What are nitrates? Nitrates are one of the raw materials taken ...
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Hulless Barley in Dairy Diets

The release of a new variety, Falcon, is generating considerable interest in hulless barley this spring. Falcon, a variety developed in Alberta, is not recommended for growing in Manitoba because of its poo...
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Feeding the Dry Cow

Dry Cow Management Goals Every dairy producer's goal for the milking herd should be to maximize feed intake and milk production -- profitably. Proper dry cow management provides the foundation for a ...
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Milk Urea Nitrogen Testing

Milk urea nitrogen (MUN) analyses can be used as a signal, or "red flag", to point out potential problems in your feeding program. In particular, high MUN values reflect excessive dietary crude protein or l...
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Effects of Mycotoxins (Aflatoxin B1,deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, vomitoxin T-2) on the Health and Productivity of Specific Production Animals (Agranco Corp.)

Swine Swine are sensitive to mycotoxins, especially nursing or nursery-age swine. In general, mycotoxins cause reductions in feed intake, growth performance, and immune function when levels are relatively low....
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Nutritional Management of the Transition Cow: Effects on Reproduction and Production

The following paper is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za We thank their kind support. SUMMARY Fertility in the UK dairy herd is falling at a rate of aroun...
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Selenium status of cows effects their calves

The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za We thank their kind support. Science summary In many areas of the world, feed grains and fo...
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Milk quality issues: what does it take to get somatic cell count down to100,000 and keep it there?

ALLTECH 2002 CD: Milk quality issues: what does it take to get somatic cell count down to 100,000 and keep it there? Department of Animal Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA Introduc...
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Feeding the Dry Cow

Under ideal conditions, dairy cows produce milk during 305 days of the year and are dry the remaining 60 (table 1). In reality, feeding for high production should begin during the dry period or towards the end ...
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Alvaro GarciaFernando Diaz, DVM, PhD
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