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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
Biosecurity Fundamentals
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Biosecurity Fundamentals

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH

The basics of disease biosecurity, why a biosecurity plan should be implemented, and how to get a plan in motion. More
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FSMA and VFD: How Is My Dairy Farm Affected? - Articles Articles

FSMA and VFD: How Is My Dairy Farm Affected?

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

Enacted to further improve the safety of our food supply, these laws will impact most farms. More
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions
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Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Biosecurity is a series of measures implemented to prevent or reduce the introduction and spread of infectious disease pathogens. The provided checklists help determine the biosecurity risk of individuals and animals. More
Reproductive Disease
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Reproductive Disease

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

A checklist to determine the relative biosecurity risk for reproductive disease in dairy herds. More
Feed Management and Delivery Feed Management and Delivery - Articles

Feed Management and Delivery

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

A checklist to determine the relative biosecurity risk of feed management and delivery in dairy herds. More
Food Safety Modernization Act - Preventive Controls for Animal Feed Rule
Food Safety Modernization Act - Preventive Controls for Animal Feed Rule - Articles Articles

Food Safety Modernization Act - Preventive Controls for Animal Feed Rule

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

Learn the details and find educational resources on the FSMA Animal Feed Rule, including videos and training opportunities that address requirements, exemptions, and deadlines of the rule. More
Nutrition may help prevent mastitis
Nutrition, Immunity and Mastitis - Articles Articles

Nutrition, Immunity and Mastitis

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

The role of nutrition in mastitis prevention is reviewed relative to its impact on immune response of dairy cows More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Diagnostic des Troubles de L’ensilage - Articles Articles

Diagnostic des Troubles de L’ensilage

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Jud Heinrichs

Cet article inclut l’évaluation sensorielle e l’ensilage de maïs, la composition chimique de l’ensilage, et les caratéristiques physiques de l’ensilage. More
Troubleshooting Silage Problems
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Troubleshooting Silage Problems

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Jud Heinrichs

Practical information for evaluating silage quality and feeding management to determine its potential role in production or health problems on the dairy farm. More
Therapy and Prevention of Hepatic Lipidosis in Llamas and Alpacas
Therapy and Prevention of Hepatic Lipidosis in Llamas and Alpacas - Articles Articles
Treatment of llamas and alpacas with hepatic lipidosis and feeding management methods to lower the risk for this disease. More
Urinary Blockage in Llamas and Alpacas
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Urinary Blockage in Llamas and Alpacas

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

A brief explanation of urolithiasis, predisposing factors, and health implications. More
Recognizing Hepatic Lipidosis in Llamas and Alpacas
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Recognizing Hepatic Lipidosis in Llamas and Alpacas

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

This publication explains hepatic lipidosis including its causes, how to diagnose it early, and methods for treatment and prevention. More
Which One, Loose or Block Salt Feeding?
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Which One, Loose or Block Salt Feeding?

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

This article discusses salt sources and intake and offers recommendations for salt feeding for alpacas and llamas More
Inquiries on Skin Diseases and Eating Problems
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Inquiries on Skin Diseases and Eating Problems

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Learn about skin diseases and eating problems in camelids. More
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis - Articles Articles
Learn how to use feed analysis to determine forage quality, and exactly what feeding a high quality forage means. More
Effects of Forage Quality on a Camelid Feeding Program
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Effects of Forage Quality on a Camelid Feeding Program

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

A discussion of forage type, quality and amounts needed for feeding llamas and alpacas More
Hepatic Lipidosis in Camelids
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Hepatic Lipidosis in Camelids

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

A brief look into the pathogenicity and prevalence of hepatic lipidosis among camelids. More
Body Condition Scoring of Llamas and Alpacas
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Body Condition Scoring of Llamas and Alpacas

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Body condition scoring (BCS) using a 5-point scoring system is an easy and effective way to determining an animal’s fat stores and long-term energy balance. More
Where’d the Sun Go? Vitamin D and Bone Development
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Where’d the Sun Go? Vitamin D and Bone Development

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

This article explains the benefits of vitamin D in bone development in llamas and alpacas and the relationship to rickets in growing crias. More
Copper Nutrition in Camelids
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Copper Nutrition in Camelids

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Llamas and alpacas require dietary copper (Cu) to help maintain normal body functions but in excess this trace mineral can be toxic. More
How Well are They Growing
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How Well are They Growing

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Learn about camelid growth, growth requirements, growth curves, and proper data collection. Readers may submit growth data for their own camelid(s). More
Feed Analysis: It's All About Energy
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Feed Analysis: It's All About Energy

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Learn what grains are, what they contain, and how they can be used to meet the nutritional requirements of llamas and alpacas. More
Problems Following Grain Consumption
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Problems Following Grain Consumption

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

A response to a question about a llama that frequently regurgitates his food after eating; possible explanations and details issues related to grain consumption. More
Llama and Alpaca Research Opportunities
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Llama and Alpaca Research Opportunities

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Research opportunities regarding cria growth for both llamas and alpacas. More
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