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Microbial farming: Increase dry matter intake and performance with probiotics

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Friday, 14 November 2014 10:27

Over the years that I have worked with farmers on their dairy cow, calf and heifer diets, I have come to realize that I was not feeding the cow as much as I was feeding the microbial population in the animal.

 

Nina Teicholz rewrites the history of dietary fats

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Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:19

111314 the big fat surprise

Nina Teicholz is an independent journalist who has written for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times and The Washington Post on a variety of topics. Her book, The Big Fat Surprise, was published May 13, 2014, and revisits the decades-old idea that saturated fats are bad for your health.

 

Names in the News: Tom Barcellos

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Monday, 03 November 2014 16:52

Names in the NewsTom Barcellos is the owner of T-Bar Dairy in Tipton, California, in the drought-baked Central Valley region. T-Bar Dairy is an 800-cow dairy, and Barcellos farms 1,800 acres under the Barcellos Farms label. He is also a member of the board of the Lower Tule River Irrigation District and president of Western United Dairymen.

 

IVF and OPU technology speeds genetic progress

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Monday, 03 November 2014 13:26

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Endless Mountains Veterinary Center PC (EMVC) in Rome, Pennsylvania, recognized the shift in the dairy industry from conventional embryo transfer (ET) to oocyte pick-up (OPU) and in vitro fertilization (IVF), and cracked open the books over a four-year span to research as much as possible before launching its new OPU center earlier this spring.

 

Prevent milk fever and economic loss with oral calcium supplements

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014 14:34

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Transition from dry pregnant stage to freshening and onset of lactation causes tremendous stress in dairy cows. Cows need significantly more calcium while lactating as compared to the last stages of gestation. Colostrum and milk are loaded with calcium, and fresh cows must be able to adjust to this sudden calcium drain to maintain health and productivity. This is particularly critical for a cow’s second lactation and greater. Low blood calcium can lead to milk fever.

 

Develop a veterinarian-client-patient relationship game plan

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Friday, 31 October 2014 09:01

A veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR) is like a football team’s game plan.

“Like football, you need to make sure everybody knows the play and runs the play,” Dr. Dave Rhoda explains. “With the VCPR team, you need to make sure everybody understands what you are doing and does it. If someone comes up with a better way, you may change the play.”

 


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