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Personal Protective Equipment

Chuck Hutchens, ANIMART’s Milk Quality Manager, talks about the need for Personal Protective Equipment on dairy farms.   As the scale of dairy farms increase and hire more employees,  the need to follow safety restrictions set in place by OSHA become … Continue reading

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On-Farm Milk Culturing

Watch as Dr.Mike Costin, ANIMART Technical Services Veterinarian explains the benefits, process, and interpretation of on-farm milk cultures.   Mastitis accounts for 80% of antibiotic usage on farms, but accurate and effective treatment can be difficult without knowing what pathogens … Continue reading

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Mastitis: To Treat or Not to Treat?

At PDPW’s Annual Business Conference, Dr. Pam Ruegg spoke on the present challenges against mastitis pathogens, which are vastly different from those 25 years ago. Increasing pathogen diversity changes the criteria for treatments and control programs. Ruegg conducted a study … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Mastitis

“Mastitis is really a simple disease,” Dr. Pamela Ruegg stated during her breakout session at PDPW’s Annual Business Conference. “Mastitis is simply a bacterial infection of the udder. It should be really easy to control; all you have to do … Continue reading

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Detecting Mastitis and Lameness through Behavioral Patterns

According to Dr. Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph, who spoke at the PDPW Annual Business Conference last week in Madison, the dairy industry has tremendous potential in predicting and identifying disease using technology to monitor changes in cow behaviors. He … Continue reading

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OSHA Local Emphasis Program

Upcoming OSHA farm inspections were a hot topic at DBA’s Expansion Symposium in Green Bay. Speaker Tom Drendel, Ag Safety Specialist at National Farm Medicine Center, spoke to producers about the Local Emphasis Program initiated in Wisconsin. The Local Emphasis … Continue reading

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Tube Ventilation Systems in Calf Barns

By Dr. Terri Taraska, ANIMART Technical Services Veterinarian Recently Dr. Nordlund, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, hosted several meetings on improving ventilation in calf barns using positive pressure ventilation tubes. The discussion focused around housing factors associated with … Continue reading

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Dairy Trade Players: Past and Future

By Chuck Hutchens, Milk Quality Manager at ANIMART Recently I attended the National Mastitis Council Annual Meeting in Florida. One of the sessions I attended was “Dairy Trade Players: Past and Future” by Jay Woldvogel of Dairy Farmers of America. … Continue reading

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Quality Air Makes For Healthy Heifers

By Dr. Terri Taraska, Technical Service Veterinarian at ANIMART What is makes a “home sweet home” for heifers? One thing in common all heifers need is good air quality. No matter the season or type of housing, superior air quality … Continue reading

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Poultry, Peanuts and Peaches

Last week we attended the PDPW’s Managers Academy in Atlanta, GA. Among other great topics, including global economics and succession planning, we had the chance to learn about major sectors of Georgia Agriculture. Representatives from Georgia’s Poultry, Peanut and Peach … Continue reading

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