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