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Written by Dr. Armon Hetzel, ANIMART Professional Services Veterinarian Calves experience the least amount of stress when dehorned before they are two weeks old. For young calves, two dehorning methods can be used. Dehorning with Paste Restrain the animal, clip … Continue reading
What’s the Issue? Tail docking practices ending globally The National Milk Producers Federation has set January 1, 2017, as the date for producers to end participation of tail docking Please be aware some co-ops may end tail docking even sooner … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
Are your cow’s udders irritated? Rundown? Listless? Do you have high somatic cell counts? Chapped teats? ANIMART has the solution for your udder problems. Join Gina and Stef as they describe the benefits of using udder topicals.
Q. In year’s past, we’ve seen a lot of chapped and poor conditioned teats during the winter. What can we do to prevent this from happening? And, how do we treat teats that come in like this?
A. In the winter teat skin can become chapped, dry and cracked. Cracked skin is more sensitive, easily irritated during udder prep and this irritation can interfere with milk letdown. Also, cracks in the skin are a prime site for … Continue reading