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Heat stress affects dairy cow production and performance. To dial down heat stress, mechanical cooling remains a mainstay. Nutrition is of increasing importance. Research results show how methionine mitigates heat stress.
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IntroductionDairy cows are provided high allocations of grain following calving to meet high energy demands for milk production. However, increased grain consumption increases the flow of fermentable carbohydrates to the hindgut, increasing hindgut fermentation (Abdela, 2016). If excessive fermentation occurs, high osmotic pressure and a drop in pH induce inflammation and damag ...
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How do I, as a small-scale farmer, get more info on this subject in Kenya? I'm experiencing a lot of waste in rejected feeds.
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The sensorial characteristics of feeds and the post ingestion consequences modulate the acceptance and intake of feeds. Do you want to find out more? Listen to our expert, Simon Eskinazi, Global Scientific & Technical Manager for Palatability
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Nowadays that pandemic is of actuality some epidemiology lessons can be extracted to understand lameness prevention. To address lameness prevention in an academic way we must follow the basis of preventative medicine stablished by Wirchow based on 3 steps:There are 3 level of prevention:1 Avoid disease appearance2 Minimize clinical expression3 Treat clinical cases to minimize severityLevel 1Starts ...
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Rajeshwaran these mattresses need to be installed on concrete that has a slope of 3 to 5% in order to have humidity drained out of the building. They need to be cleaned at the rear twice a day, in case manure is eventually on the mattress.
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As a Dairy consultant working in HOT environments, for me the DDGS is a basic complement for the formulation into a feeding plan, provide a high source of energy which is very positive specifically in recent calving cows conditions (first 30 days) and after until 100 days of lactation help to keep the BCS.Also can be use in closeup cows about 2 to 3% total formula in DM, about 7% in fresh first ...
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IntroductionIn field conditions, body condition scoring has been accepted as most satisfactory tool for easy judgment of dairy animals for their energy status as compared to the laboratory methods like estimation of plasma NEFA, BHBA, glucose, urea, protein, etc. but they are laboratory methods which require a well-equipped lab facility, and it is expensive too. BCS is a method commonly used to de ...
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Introduction Past research in dairy cattle nutritional management has focused almost exclusively on the nutritive aspects of the diet, resulting in many discoveries and improvements in dairy cow health and production. Despite many advances this field we are still faced with several challenges associated with feeding dairy cattle. Recent field observations suggest that housing and management can p ...
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Take Home Messages By-product feeds can provide nutritional and economic benefits for dairy managers.Pricing and positioning are key focus areas to consider.Several questions must be managed for on-farm success.Feed variation must be considered when building dairy rations using by-product feeds. IntroductionBy-product feeds (also referred to as co-product feeds) are produced during the p ...
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