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Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Physiology of Parturition in Cattle
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Physiology of Parturition in Cattle - Videos Videos
This video describes important information regarding the physiology of parturition in dairy cattle needed to understand the “whys” of the calving management practices in maternity operations. More
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Recognizing and Monitoring Dystocia
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Recognizing and Monitoring Dystocia - Videos Videos
This video provides critical information regarding dystocia and monitoring timelines and cow signs that can be used to identify, and provide assistance, to difficult calvings in a timely manner. More
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Assisting Dystocia Births
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Assisting Dystocia Births - Videos Videos
This video shows proper techniques and skills needed to effectively manage difficult calvings in dairy farms. More
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Newborn Calf Care
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Newborn Calf Care - Videos Videos

Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Newborn Calf Care

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

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This video describes essential practices, such as proper colostrum administration, for managing newborn calves during the first hours of life in dairy operations. More
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Colostrum Management Practices
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Colostrum Management Practices - Videos Videos
This video discusses important practices needed for properly harvesting and managing colostrum in maternity operations. More
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Record Keeping Practices
Maternity Management Practices in Dairy Farms: Record Keeping Practices - Videos Videos
This video describes important parameters that should be recorded at maternity operations, and their uses for farm and personnel management. More
Stress Management
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Stress Management

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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. Stress Managment was recorded on November 19, 2018. More
SW PA Dairy Day 2018 - Dr. Nigel Cook
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Southwest Pennsylvania Regional Dairy Day

03/07/2019

Blairsville, PA

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This annual event is organized by agribusiness sponsors to provide useful educational content for those involved with dairy production in Southwest Pennsylvania. More
Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather
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Calf Management Tips for Cold Weather

Coleen M. Jones, Jud Heinrichs

Within a certain range of temperatures called the thermoneutral zone or TNZ, calves can maintain body temperature without needing extra energy. More
Photo credit: Adrian Barragan
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
Photo credit: Cassie Yost
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
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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
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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
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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
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
Join us for classroom and hands-on learning experiences covering proper feeding and management of calves and heifers. More
Photo credit: Dan McFarland
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
Photo credit: MC1 Daniel Hinton, USN (6), flicr.com
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

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This free webinar recording is part of an Applied Dairy Management in Spanish series, focusing in management practices to improve animal production and welfare. Manejo de Mastitis con Enfasis en el Entrenamiento del Personal. More
Metritis: Importancia de un Diagnóstico Certero
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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

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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
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