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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Intensive milk or milk replacer programs, also known as accelerated growth programs, enhanced growth programs, or perhaps most properly biologically appropriate feeding programs have had a great influence on bottle calf nutrition programs on U.S. dairies in the past 10 years.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Replacement heifers represent the future of the cow-calf operation. These females are the genetics behind the next generation of farm offspring. Efficient development is critical as raising a replacement heifer represents a significant asset that does not generate a return until the first calf is sold.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 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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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Salmonellosis has always been present within the US dairy and beef industries but has become an increasing problem on some dairies due to a variety of factors likely related to increasing herd size, production levels, and increased use of confinement housing.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
In the words of H.D. Hoard, "... this is the Home of Mothers. Treat each cow as a Mother should be treated." We need to take this thought to heart as we think about how we should treat the new moms and moms-to-be on our dairy farms. These cows are at great risk due to the great physiologic, metabolic, and management changes they go through in a relatively short time period.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 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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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
The heifer selection program is a vital aspect of a commercial cow-calf operation. Since replacement heifers represent the future potential of the herd, successful replacement programs are a high priority item requiring careful attention by the ranch manager.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Perinatal mortality (still births and deaths within the first 24 hours of life) should be 1-3% as a goal.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Omphalophlebitis and arthritis are common diseases in calves from 0 to 90 days of age, being the 4th and 5th most common diagnoses in calves; omphalophlebitis, 0.06 cases per calf year of risk; arthritis, 0.024 cases per calf year of risk. The three most common calf hood diseases are diarrhea, respiratory disease, and ringworm.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Reproductive success is a key component of the successful cow-calf herd. Reproductive parameters should be evaluated in light of the herd's production constraints and overall goals.