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Using milk pasteurizers for feeding dairy calves (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

With the expansion of the size of individual dairy farms feeding waste milk from treated cows to bottle calves has become more common. Waste milk has the potential to have approximately 30% fat and 25-27% protein on a dry matter basis and therefore has the potential to provide a higher plane of nutrition than traditional 20% protein, 20% fat milk replacers.

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Diagnosing and treating downer cattle (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

A downer cow is "a cow unable to stand voluntarily". Many are periparturient and due to traumatic peripheral nerve injuries.

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Hemorrhagic bowel syndrome: an update (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Following the initial report of jejunal hemorrhage syndrome (JHS) in 1992 by Ruggles et al, the disease has subsequently been reported in dairy cows in the US, dairy and beef cows in Canada, dairy cows in Europe and dairy cows in the Middle East.

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Ketotic cows: treatment and prognosis (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

An absolute requirement for treating ketosis in cattle is to identify and treat the primary cause for the negative energy balance. Symptomatic treatment for ketosis without attacking the primary cause is doomed to failure.

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Reproductive problems in the cow herd: trichomoniasis, BVD, and others (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Optimizing reproductive success in cow-calf herds relies on combining appropriate immunization and biosecurity practices with the current production system management techniques in the herd. The goal of the immunization program is to match herd immunity to the risks faced.

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Troubleshooting milk fat depression on dairy farms (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Milk fat depression is a common finding of veterinarians and nutritionists on dairy farms, especially during the warmer summer months. Troubleshooting cases of milk fat depression can be challenging as often there are a number of causes that are contributing to the problem.

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Treating respiratory disease in feedlot cattle (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Respiratory disease is cited as the most common health problem encountered in U.S. feedlots. Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is a multi-factorial disease that affects the lower respiratory system.

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Milk fever: new approaches to treatment and control (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Periparturient hypocalcemia (milk fever) is a common condition of dairy cows with an annual incidence of 5 to 8%. Effective treatment and control programs for milk fever are therefore required for dairy cattle.

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Critical care for sick cattle—practical IV therapy (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities occur commonly in cattle with gastrointestinal tract disease. Severe fluid and electrolyte abnormalities can result in death if left untreated.

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