EBLEX Fallen Stock Post Mortem Project highlights Johnes in suckler cows and sheep
Calves weaned per cow bulled is a key determinant of suckler beef business profitability. Colostrum intake, soon enough and in the correct amount is a key event in calf survivability. Several cow, calf and environmental factors affect passive transfer.
Heat-treated colostrum outperforms non-heat-treated colostrum in terms of quality and transfer of immunoglobulin G in calves
The “Action Johnes Initiative” will help to manage & reduce the incidences of Johnes disease in dairy cattle.
Lyndon Edwards, Chairman of the Action Johnes Group states that...
Arthritis & Joint-ill in lambs
The most common cause in the UK is a bug called Streptococcus dysgaloctia, usually infecting the lamb through the naval.
Cobalt is an essential mineral required by lambs to optimise health and growth. Most UK pastures tend to be low in cobalt or high in manganese which inhibits the uptake of cobalt.
Best Practices for Proper Colostrum Management an information booklet from Dairy Technic http://issuu.com/dairytechinc./docs/colostrum-poster_8pgbooklet_r032015
Johne's Disease is a silent but deadly killer if not controlled. Its best to catch it early by regular testing, & monitoring of your herd.
A study recently published in the Journal of Dairy Science showed that heat-treating colostrum supported greater immunity in Jersey calves.
This study gives scientific confirmation that Dairy Tech equipment and Perfect Udder bags work for successfully heat treating colostrum.
Getting quality colostrum from a dam and into a calf as quickly as possible after calving has a major impact on replacement heifer growth, fertility, milk production and rearing cost, speakers from the US, UK and Netherlands told producers at the ForFarmers’ Youngstock Conference, Nantwich. Simon Wragg reports.
Pasteurising milk and colostrum for calf feeding is becoming more popular in the UK. Aly Balsom looks at how it can be done and the potential benefits.
ASSESSING disease risk and designing a farm specific herd health programme is essential to protect all beef herds against the effects of IBR.
With digital dermatitis now being implicated in non-healing hoof lesions its control is becoming more important than ever.