The installation of automatic milking systems (AMS) is becoming more common around the world, as well as larger herd sizes. Risk factors for mastitis in farms using AMS may be different from farms using conventional milking systems (CMS).
Corn for silage is one of the most important crops to feed the dairy and beef cattle. In the United States, on average, 2.492 millions of ha are harvested and ensiled (Ferraretto et al., 2018)
According to past research up to 70% of lactating dairy cows develop metabolic and/or infectious diseases during the early post calving period, regardless of production, breed or management.
Bovine herpesvirus 1 (BOHV-1) is a virus that causes Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), infectious pustular vulvovaginitis, temporary infertility, embryonic death and abortions in cattle. The virus affects herds around the globe, causing significant economic losses.
Capítulo 5: Exploración del útero en la vaca no gestante sana Ficha 3: Cambios en el útero durante el ciclo estral
Dairy farmers use different types of bedding materials such as straw, wood chips, sand or compost. Ample bedding can optimize lying time, reduce hock lesions and lameness, and increase cow longevity
Alfalfa, either for silage or hay, is the primary legume forage for diet formulation of lactating dairy cows in the United States. It is well documented that alfalfa nutritive value decline as maturity stage change from bud to flowering…
Leptospirosis is a disease of global importance caused by the bacterium Leptospira spp. This disease has significant impact on dairy cattle health and production
Oat grain has been proposed as a cost-effective source of energy for dairy cows. Oats have a high proportion of hull, accounting for up to 25% of the whole oat weight. This high content of fiber protecting the groat reduces its energy content compared with other cereals such as barley or wheat.