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Control of abomasum displacement in cows

Mykola Taran, a veterinarian at LLC "Ukrainian dairy company"

Most of the health problems and the related veterinary costs are incurred within the first thirty days of lactation. Management and feeding during the dry period may influence the occurrence of disease at the time of calving. Along with such metabolic disorders as hypocalcemia, acidosis and ketosis in cows may occur abomasum displacement.

7 criteria of silage quality evaluation

Today the market of feed additives is very diversified and characterized by a high level of competition. Sometimes it is not enough just to offer good products. Agricultural producers hope to get additional value from the cooperation in the form of services, advice and other things, while the product itself becomes only one of the instruments of the general program solutions.

Management of mastitis of cows

In a previous article we examined the causes and predisposing factors of the spread of mastitis in cows («Milk and Farm», 1, February 2016). Violation of the veterinary and sanitary standards of housing and milking technologies underlie occurrence of mastitis, and the absence of timely diagnosis, isolation of sick animals and their treatment leads to the spread of the disease. Total economic measures aimed at reducing the incidence rate of cows with mastitis should include three main strategies:

Amino acid nutrition and reproduction

The ideal reproduction in high-performance herd is considered as follows: the service period — up to 85 days, conception rate after the first artificial insemination — more than 50%, conception rate — less than 1.7, and the duration of calving interval — not less than 390 days. Achieving these objectives is quite difficult due to a number of different factors. One of the conditions of survival of embryos and successful course of pregnancy is considered in the content of amino acids in the diet of dairy cows. About the results of various studies of this issue during the Eastern European Dairy Congress told the doctor of veterinary medicine, lecturer at the University of Illinois Phil Cardoso.

Prepartum and postpartum nutritional management for optimal fertility in high-yielding dairy cows

What is expected from the fresh cows? A healthy calf, a good feed intake and high productivity, and at least five lactations. But transition period which is very important is not usually mentioned. What should be done to minimize health problems now and in the future to get the maximum production, and good reproductive performance, on the Eastern European Dairy Congress told Phil Cardos, the doctor of veterinary medicine, lecturer at the University of Illinois.

The calf on the bedding the milk in the tank

As promised, one more piece of information from Lindel Whitelock, and this time about reproduction program on the dairy farm «Larson Acres» (Evansville, Wisconsin). Thanks to this program they have high productivity and a sufficient number of calves to repair their own herds and for sale.

Fattening of steers of dairy breeds

In Ukraine the relation to growing calves of dairy breeds for meat is unambiguous. Yet a lot of farms fatten them. We decided to talk about the North American experience of keeping and fattening animals in this category.

How to grow healthy calves. Practical advice

Do you know that almost 15% of the heifers do not survive by the first lactation, and the third by the second lactation? The reason is diseases of newborn calves.

Factors of cows infertility

Successful reproduction is one of the most important factors of effective milk production. Therefore every owner of cattle concerned with the question: what prevents cow from bringing calf every year?

Three enemies of feed making

Yuri Sivov, Director of Development of CC ADP

Roughage always was the basis of the cows’ ration: green grass mass, hay, haylage, silage. The cost of poor and quality feed is the same or slightly different. But the effectiveness of their use is better for quality feed.

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