Category Archives: Animal Health Solutions

Intranasal Vaccination: Protect your Calves

Intranasal (IN) vaccination of calves for respiratory disease has several advantages. IN vaccines stimulate a stronger local immune response because the modified live microorganisms are delivered directly to the mucosa lining the inner surface of the nose. This mimics a … Continue reading

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Why are Selenium Supplements Important?

Selenium is a trace mineral that is a necessary component for multiple antioxidants and normal immune function. Without selenium, antioxidants function poorly, thus leading to cellular damage throughout the body. Rapidly-growing cells, such as muscle and immune system cells, are … Continue reading

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Dairy Sanitation: What’s your Options?

What’s the Issue? Finding a quality dairy sanitation line for all farm applications. Finding the appropriate teat dip for farm specific use What’s the Impact? When more dairy sanitation product is used than necessary, many products become less cost-effective. Not … Continue reading

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Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)?

What is the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)? The FDA recently released updated guidelines that will go into effect in spring 2017. The FDA asked all drug companies to voluntarily remove the growth promotion labels from their antibiotic products. All of … Continue reading

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Microfiber Towels vs Dairy Paper Towels

Many milking products have a time and place to extrapolate the best performance for a given application.  Knowing when and how to use a product properly can prove difficult for even the most experienced dairyman. Mastitis is the number one … Continue reading

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Clostridium Perfringenes Type A

What’s the Issue? Clostridium perfringenes type A overgrowth in the abomasum and/or small intestine. Mycotoxicosis (feed sources) in mature cows and inconsistent feeding practices for calves are believed to play a role. What’s the Impact? Results in clinical diseases such … Continue reading

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Over-Crowding of Milking Cows

Over-crowding of Milking Cows What’s the Issue? Over-crowding of milking cows is common on dairy farms, especially during times of good milk prices Youngstock (replacement animal) facilities often are over-crowded because cow numbers have increased (new milking cow barn built) … 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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