Dry Cow Therapy

Southern Rangitikei Veterinary Services 0 1157
In spite of plenty of food around this year, it is not always possible to keep cows in milk for the whole of the season. Persistent lameness, facial eczema on top of previous facial eczema, rising somatic cell counts in low producing animals (less than five litres milk per day) may force the decision to dry off some of your herd a little earlier.

Drenching calves pre-weaning

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Drenching calves pre-weaning 
Is drenching calves that are still on a milk diet worth it? There is evidence that both worm establishment and the effects of parasitism are much less in animals on a milk diet, which questions the need for drenching calves before weaning. If the bulk of the calf's diet is milk and meal, pasture and therefore parasite uptake is limited.

Dairy lameness and drainage

Southern Rangitikei Veterinary Services 0 536
For many dairy farmers, the unusual wet summer, has not only resulted in plenty of grass but also in the occurrence of many lame cows because the track surfaces tend to break up and disappear during the wet periods and poor track maintenance and design is one of the major causes of lameness. 
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