Cow laying in the straw

Measuring Success

How do you measure success regarding milk quality? Check out these key  performance indicators for qualitative bulk milk cultures to see how your farm is performing. Key performance indicator (KPI), sources and suggested interpretation of bulk tank milk culture results. a    Interpretation Isolation of any colonies indicates likely presence of infected cows For both pathogens, isolation […]

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Maybe You Shouldn’t Dry Treat All of Your Cows

Questions about the use of antibiotics in agriculture are widespread.  The use of antibiotics as therapy for animals that have disease is an important practice for humane husbandry.  Wise use of antibiotics utilizing the best science-based information will help us protect and preserve the continued use of these products to help producers manage their herds […]

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Close up of a Holstein cow in the grass

Selecting Herds and Cows for Selective Dry Cow Therapy

The use of antibiotic dry cow therapy at the end of lactation is a standard part of mastitis control programs, and in the United States it is highly adopted.  In fact, USDA National Animal Health Monitoring Survey data shows more than 80 percent of US dairy herds treat 100 percent of the quarters of their […]

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Dairy Holstein cow on the grass

The Science Behind Selective Dry Cow Therapy

The use of antibiotic dry cow therapy at the end of lactation is a standard part of mastitis control programs, and in the United States it is highly adopted.  In fact, USDA National Animal Health Monitoring Survey data shows more than 80 percent of US dairy herds treat 100 percent of the quarters of their […]

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Close up of mastitis on a cow's udder

The Use of Dry Cow Therapy on Farms

The use of antibiotic dry cow therapy at the end of lactation is a standard part of mastitis control programs, and in the United States it is highly adopted.  In fact, USDA National Animal Health Monitoring Survey data shows more than 80 percent of US dairy herds treat 100 percent of the quarters of their […]

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