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Consumer Perception

Issue of the Week (Sept. 4-13): Consumer Perception What’s the issue? The perception of consumers’ on the treatment of food producing animals What’s the impact? Public perceptions of common practices on dairy farms (eg., dehorning, tail docking, castration, etc.) are being … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Aug 26-September 1st): Ketosis

Type II or Early Lactation All Type Ketosis  What’s the issue? Cows on many farms are getting clinical ketosis during the first two weeks of lactation. Cows are ‘set-up’ for ketosis by reduced feed intake around the time of calving. … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (Aug 11-17): Hemoragic Bowel Syndrome

Hemoragic Bowel Syndrome What’s the issue? Digestive tract disease often affecting adult dairy cows.  The cause is not known; potentially caused by clostridium or aspergillis mold. Presenting signs are:  off feed, blood in the stool, pale mucous membranes and cold … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (July 15-20): Fly Season Brings Pinkeye

Fly Season Brings Pinkeye What’s the issue? When flies are in season, so are Pinkeye infections. What’s the impact? Flies are the main transmitter of Pinkeye in cattle. Pinkeye is painful and spreads rapidly amongst your herd. If the infection … Continue reading

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Is a larvicide right for your operation?

Have you ever wondered if a larvicide fed to your animals would be right for your operation? Let us explain what it is, how it works and what feed additive larvicide product is carried at ANIMART. What is a larvicide? … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (June 17-22): Retained Placentas & Impact on Lactation

Retained Placentas & Impact on Lactation What’s the issue? Failure to expel afterbirth 48 hours after calving can have a long term effect on how well cows do in their lactation. What’s the impact? Common issues that can occur from … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (June 10-15): Fly Season

Fly Season What’s the issue? Flies transmit disease and bacteria quickly through a herd. What’s the impact? Flies are the main transmitter of Pinkeye amongst cattle. Pinkeye can be painful and spread rapidly amongst your herd Flies also spread other … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (June 3-8): Dry Cow Treatments & Bulk Culture Results

Dry Cow Treatments & Bulk Culture Results  What’s the issue? Many producers do not utilize their bulk tank culture results to their fullest potential when selecting a dry cow treatment. Not all dry cow treatments treat the same bacteria, so … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (May 20-25): Importance of a Good Vaccination Program

Importance of a Good Vaccination Program What’s the issue? Some producers are not using a thorough vaccination program or following labeled directions regarding proper administration of vaccine products. This has the potential to cause issues in your herd in adult cows … Continue reading

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Issue of the Week (March 31-April 6): Ketosis

What’s the issue? In many high-producing herds, ketosis may occur fairly early in lactation, often during the first two weeks after calving.  Today’s cows often are producing so much milk early in lactation that they cannot eat enough to meet … Continue reading

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