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Information on dairy cattle health including hoof health, lameness, heat stress and overmilking. Advice on dealing with mastitis, mortality and vaccines. Access to body conditioning scoring and biosecurity material.

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Train Farm Personnel for Better Animal Health and Fertility - Articles Articles
Training farm personnel has positive impacts on animal well-being and performance, thus increasing overall farm profitability. More
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Managing Heat Stress and Fly Control in Young Calves - Articles Articles
Explore ways to address two of the main issues affecting calf health and comfort during summer months. More
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Do Your Cows Know How You Feel About Them? - Articles Articles
Handling, transportation, environment, feed, interactions with other animals, and interactions with humans can stress cattle. Do our attitudes influence factors that can affect profitability? More
Animal Welfare Considerations in Dairy System Design
Animal Welfare Considerations in Dairy System Design - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar recording is part of a Technology Tuesday series geared toward dairy producers, employees, and agribusiness professionals. More
Calf and Heifer Management
Calf and Heifer Management - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar recording is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Understanding Mastitis
Understanding Mastitis - Webinars Webinars
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This free webinar recording is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Cassie Yost, Penn State University
Generation Next: Calf Workshop - Newborn Calf Care - Workshops Workshops
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Join us for classroom and hands-on learning experiences covering newborn calf care and management. More
Generation Next: Calf Workshop - Weaning through Pre-Bred Heifers
Generation Next: Calf Workshop - Weaning through Pre-Bred Heifers - Workshops Workshops
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Join us for classroom and hands-on learning experiences covering proper feeding and management of calves and heifers. More
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Is Calving Stressful in Dairy Cows? - Articles Articles

Is Calving Stressful in Dairy Cows?

Adrian A Barragan, DVM, MS, Ph.D.

Pain, inflammation, and stress during the transition period can negatively affect the well-being and performance of dairy cows during early lactation. More
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Antibiotic Stewardship: Can It Really Save Your Dairy Money? - Articles Articles
Improving animal health offers a rewarding way to reduce antibiotic use. More
Dr. Barragan training dairy employees
Manejo de Mastitis con Enfasis en el Entrenamiento del Personal - Webinars Webinars

Manejo de Mastitis con Enfasis en el Entrenamiento del Personal

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM, 03/11/2019

1 hour

Free
Detection and Management of Mastitis with Emphasis on Staff Training More
Metritis: Importancia de un Diagnóstico Certero
Metritis: Importancia de un Diagnóstico Certero - Webinars Webinars
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Metritis: The importance of an Accurate Diagnostic More
Cows in carousel milking parlor
Buenas Prácticas de Ordeño - Webinars Webinars

Buenas Prácticas de Ordeño

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM, 01/14/2019

1 hour

Free
Best Milking Practices More
Different ketosis tests
Diagnóstico de Cetosis con Instrumentos Fácil de Usar - Webinars Webinars
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Diagnosis of Ketosis with easy-to-use tools. More
Red Holstein dairy cow
Animal Welfare Objectives for Dairy Facility Design - Articles Articles

Animal Welfare Objectives for Dairy Facility Design

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

This article provides a simplified context for animal welfare in relation to engineering design features of dairy housing. More
Lameness in Dairy Herds - Part 2: Sorting Out Common Causes
Lameness in Dairy Herds - Part 2: Sorting Out Common Causes - Articles Articles
Lameness is a significant problem in many of today’s dairy herds, although it is often not recognized as such. More
Women Rooted in Agriculture
Women Rooted in Agriculture - Workshops Workshops
Women Rooted in Agriculture is an education opportunity for women who are active in agriculture. More
Animal Welfare in Dairy System Design
Animal Welfare in Dairy System Design - Articles Articles
Modern dairy shelters provide the five freedoms of animal welfare that are essential to cow comfort and animal husbandry. More
Handwritten Records, An Important Tool to Monitor Health in Transition Cows
Handwritten Records, An Important Tool to Monitor Health in Transition Cows - Articles Articles

Handwritten Records, An Important Tool to Monitor Health in Transition Cows

Mauricio Rosales, Adrian A Barragan, DVM, MS, Ph.D.

Accurate health and production records help producers make meaningful decisions and can be a powerful tool. Includes a template for handwritten records. More
Registros Escritos a Mano Para las Vacas de Transición
Registros Escritos a Mano Para las Vacas de Transición - Articles Articles

Registros Escritos a Mano Para las Vacas de Transición

Mauricio Rosales, Adrian A Barragan, DVM, MS, Ph.D.

Precisos registros de salud y producción ayudan a los productores a tomar decisiones importantes y pueden ser una herramienta eficaz. Se incluye un modelo de plantilla para registros escritos a mano. More
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Winning the Battle of Subclinical Mastitis Detection - Articles Articles
Lost milk yield and reduced milk quality (high somatic cell count) make undetected subclinical mastitis very costly. Early detection pays dividends. More
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Animal Feed Safety Practices to Prevent Aflatoxin in Milk - Articles Articles

Animal Feed Safety Practices to Prevent Aflatoxin in Milk

Ginger D Fenton, PhD, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Animal feed production is undergoing a shift in approach to food safety, with preventive measures to address possible hazards before they occur. More
Dry Cow Management for a Better Start
Dry Cow Management for a Better Start - Webinars Webinars
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Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Workforce Focus: "What do you mean?"
Workforce Focus: "What do you mean?" - Webinars Webinars
Free
Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
Intelligent Mastitis Management
Intelligent Mastitis Management - Webinars Webinars
Free
Designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors, this free webinar is part of a Dairy Management Monday series, which includes presentations on topics important to managing a dairy farm. More
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