Tag Archives: cows

Potassium Deficiency

What’s the issue? Potassium is a confusing mineral in regard to dairy cow requirements: during the dry period, dietary potassium needs to be restricted in order to reduce hypocalcemia risk post-calving, but during early lactation cows need to consume fairly … 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 (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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