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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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Milk cows experience high levels of stress at the time of calving and the weeks that follow. More often than not this extra stress manifests itself as metabolic problems such as milk fever, mastitis, retained placenta, ketosis, displaced abomasum or laminitis.

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With the new year, we tend to strive for positive change and set goals to help us achieve this change. This idea can be applied to a transition cow program.

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A new vaccine developed by scientists at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine aims to provide better prevention of Johne’s disease with fewer side effects than the current vaccine on the market.

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More dairy cows have been dying, but treating them as individuals instead of groups could help.

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Milking equipment function can have a profound negative impact on teat-end health and overall milk quality.

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Editor’s note: In a previous Progressive Dairyman article, veterinarian Bruce Hoffman discussed the importance of identifying and eliminating persistently infected BVD animals.

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