What is Phosphorus? It’s a highly reactive chemical usually found as salts, such as “phosphates”. This reactivity is useful in energy storage and release- think about striking a match, as this is a phosphorus reaction.
What does Phosphorus do?
BASICALLY, PHOSPHORUS IS VITAL FOR ENERGY TO POWER EVERYTHING. IF GLUCOSE IS THE PETROL, PHOSPHORUS IS THE SPARK!
"RehydroGEL" is our new liquid calf electrolyte that joins our popular sachet product "Life Guard".
Its unique formulation means that it can be fed diluted in milk or milk replacer.
It combats dehydration and acidosis that are associated with gut disturbances (scours) in calves.
Over the last year we have developed an all round oral fluids supplement for adult cattle, which is pumped into the rumen as the cow will not drink these salty products themselves:-
PumpaCOW "All Purpose" Oral Fluids for Cows.
PumpaCOW is suitable after calving and in cows that are off food or dehydrated.
CALCIUM – How it works & what it actually does!
Correct calcium levels around calving are needed to:-
Keep the cow standing up and walking around
Keep the cow eating well
Produce a good milk yield
Keep the cow healthy.
Tom Richardson and his Vet, Alun Beckett, make use of pelvic area measurement in the shorthorn heifers to improve calving ease in the herd.
These researchers looked at cows that were standing in oestrus during pregnancy and compared various parameters with pregnant, non standing cows in the same herds.
A new, better test for Johnes Disease in Dairy Cows has been developed by Queens University, Belfast
Calf Health Brochure 2020, containing information on improving immunity and reducing challenge by disease. Healthy calves growing into great cows. It deals extensively with colostrum management, calf feeding, the role of pasteurisation, and dealing with inevitable upsets along the way.
Bovine Pelvis Measurement is becoming more common in the UK to help make progress in cattle breeding.
The information gathered from maiden heifers, being used to cull out relatively small pelvic area heifers from the herd.
Earlier this year we got all the information together on our range of dairy hygiene materials.
We cover teat preparation, liners, post milking disinfection, drying off , plant cleaning and cubicle hygiene.
Antimicrobial use and resistance: A UK sheep industry perspective-
For those of you with a need for deeper knowledge, take a look at The University of Warwicks website on footrot, scald and also they have a free app for monitoring lameness
Collect your copy of our new Sheep Health brochure
Prof. Jud. Heinrichs conducted research at Penn State on calves fed once or twice a day on pasteurised whole milk with and without a yeast supplement