health & disease

Make sure no holes exist in your animal well-being program

As we get ready to ring in the new year, this is a good time to look around at your operation and make sure no holes exist in your animal well-being program.


David Wolfgang, extension veterinarian at Penn State University offers this tip to dairy producers.

DairyCast 0212 for November 21 2008

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  • How can we utilize agrosecurity to safeguard our operations in a few easy to follow procedures? Learn how to respond to animal health related emergences and the necessity of a comprehensive security management plan.

DairyCast 0210 for November 14 2008

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  • Concerns are growing among dairy producers and consumers over cow lameness. Today Dr. Gerald Cramer walks us through the steps of overcoming lameness issues and ensuring the health of your herd

Are you locomotion-scoring your cows?

If you aren’t locomotion-scoring your cows, you may want to consider making it part of your management practices. Locomotion scoring, as well as effective prevention and management of lameness is going to play an increasingly important role in the dairy industry, says Ernest Hovingh, extension veterinarian with Penn State.

DairyCast 0202 - navigating all of the choices of corn silage

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  • Having difficultly navigating all of the choices of corn silage? Everett Thomas, William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, share his years of experience to help simplify the maze.
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