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Main approaches to the control of infectious bovine rhinotracheitis

Vladislav Hanyeyev, Doctor of Veterinary Science

Bovine herpesvirus type 1, the virus known as infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), is common on farms around the world. This disease causes significant economic losses due to violations of cows’ reproduction and respiratory disease in calves. Animals after infection become lifelong carriers of the virus IBR, but due stressors of various origins (calving, changing diet and welfare, regrouping, extreme weather conditions, etc.) the virus begins to multiply, causing disease.

Milk fever: treatment or preventative measures?

Vladimir Malovanyy, veterinary of «Henus Ukraine» (Unit of ABS Global in Ukraine)

Most problems with cows’ health are the consequence of improper housing during the dry period and within 40-50 days after calving. The management of dry cows significantly affect the performance in the next lactation, the state of health during and after calving. Chance of metabolism disorder in this critical period for animals is very high. As a result, diseases such as milk fever, placental retention, udder edema, ketosis, fatty liver syndrome appear. Let’s consider one of them — milk fever.

Mixed feed and feedmixer selection

Victor Sych, PhD, director of «KUHN-Ukraine»

This article certainly should begin with preparation technology of full mixed ration (FMR) and then talk about a technique that allows to mix feed. However, ferm managers now have an increasing number of practical questions about the criteria of selecting the feedmixers. They ask, which one to choose? Therefore, we decided to focus on the analysis of different types of mixers and the criteria for selecting a specific model for those who already know that he needed a mixer. And next time we’ll consider the features of the cattle physiology and the need to feed the FMR.

Horizontal and vertical feedmixers: which to prefer?

Vladimir Alekseychuk, director of development and sales in CIS LLC «Zapahromash»

Every year scientists and experts sought effective ways to increase milk production of cows. One of the most important innovations was the introduction of full mixed ration (FMR) for feeding cattle.

Rolled corn for feeding cattle

Maria Yaroshko, MA MBA, Associate NimATs

The effectiveness of dairy farms is significantly affected by the quality and cost of feed. The key element in balancing rations for cattle in energy and nutrients are concentrates — feed grains, the use of which depends on its quality, the method of harvesting and storage and therefore cost.

Identification of the best heat time and forecasting of the fertility of cows

Sergei Volkov, Valery Lototsky, lecturers, Bilotserkivskiy NAU

One of the most important scientific and practical achievements of the past century was the invention, development and widespread introduction of long-term storage of semen and artificial insemination.

Sexed semen — innovation in dairy farming at the stage of the herd reproduction management

Natalia Chernyak, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences;

Oksana Goncharuk, researcher, Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics Naan

Now the farms appeared difficult problem of expanded reproduction of the herd because of changes that occur in its structure. These changes appear to increase the number of cows and reducing other age-sex groups of animals, especially repair youngstock.

Reproductive management of high yielding dairy herds in a hot climate: the case of Israel

Israel Flamenbaum, State of Israel, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Extension Service

Israel is located to the east of the Mediterranean Sea. Israel’s climate is considered subtropical and dry. The climate is characterized by moderately cool, rainy winters (November–March) and hot, dry summers (June–October) with no rainfall. Summer is warm and humid along the coast (daytime temperatures average 30 o C and the relative humidity is from 50 - 90 %), but hot and dry in the inland valleys and southern desert (daytime temperatures average above 40 o C and the relative humidity in between 20 and 40 %).

Bronchopneumonia in calves. The complex problem requires complex solutions

Vladislav Hanyeyev, Doctor of Veterinary Science

Bronchopneumonia in young animals is very common and is second only to gastrointestinal diseases. Almost every other animal is sick with it. Calves suffer all year round, and in hot climates often in June-August. Bronchopneumonia is the reason for the suspension of growth and development of young animals, increasing costs of feed and mortality.

Place under the Sun

April 17, Stavropol, a conference attended by the heads of dairy enterprises, leading industry experts and specialists of «DeLaval» - more than a hundred people from different regions of the Russian Federation and CIS countries — took place. On the one hand, the usual meeting, as milkmen are often gathering to share experiences, how in the present difficult conditions to remain competitive and to produce as much high-quality and cheap milk. On the other - the event was quite extraordinary. Perhaps the first time these questions were discussed in the light of one particular - milking without human intervention, with the help of robots.

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