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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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More dairy producers need to pay attention to mastitis prevention and monitoring somatic cell count (SCC) more frequently, says Dr. Earl Aalseth, a veterinarian in Lake Stevens, Washington.

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Lameness can be caused by an assortment of factors on a single dairy.

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The transition period that begins two weeks before calving (parturition) until 60 days after calving is a critical time for a cow’s health, her milk production and the overall success of a dairy operation.

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A “downer cow” can be defined as a cow that is unable or unwilling to stand after being recumbent for four or more hours.

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Udder scald is a moist, often foul-smelling dermatitis between the udder and upper thigh or between the udder halves of cows.

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We’re quick to notice the effects of heat stress in our herds when it causes a drop in production as a result of a decrease in the dry matter intake in your herd.

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