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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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Every dairy producer knows that mastitis can have a substantial impact on milk production and on herd health.

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Mastitis is a bacterial infection of the udder and is still the most costly disease in the dairy industry, with losses estimated as high as $300 per cow a year.

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Bulk tank somatic cell count (BTSCC) is the most commonly used measure of udder health on most dairy farms.

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Recent interest in animal welfare stems often from concerns related to intensive farming techniques.

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Dairy operators face a number of management problems during the production season. One of these problems is the control of insect pests.

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Mud in your pastures or corrals can depress feed intake, reduce feed efficiency, lead to acidosis, increase the incidence of clinical mastitis and cause injuries.

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