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Herd Health

Find information about mastitis, transition cows, vaccination protocols, working with your veterinarian, hoof care and hoof trimming.

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A smooth transition is necessary for successful lactation. Managers need to evaluate all components of their transition cow program to identify successes or where improvements are needed.

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Klebsiella is becoming a more commonly isolated mastitis-causing organism on dairy farms across the Northeast.

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THE TWO APPROACHES

A recent multi-site clinical trial by our group found that two selective dry cow therapy (SDCT) programs each used 55 percent less antibiotics at dry-off than blanket dry cow therapy (BDCT) without negatively affecting udder health in the next lactation.

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One of the questions I am often asked is: “How common is pinkeye?” The short answer is: It depends.

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With a hoof care career that has spanned over 40 years, you could say I have seen a thing or two when it comes to hoof health products.

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Combating lameness on dairy farms is a complex issue – and for many farms, days with zero lameness may seem unattainable.

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