Dairy Diseases: Understanding Mastitis In Dairy Cows

A healthy herd is a profitable herd. Dairy farming profitability will only be guaranteed when the herd is healthy. One of the major health setbacks dairy farmers have to deal with is mastitis. Mastitis manifests in dairy cattle when leukocytes (white blood cells) are released in a cow’s mammary gland. The leukocytes are released to respond to bacteria attacks in the teat canal, ducts and milk secreting tissue. What Is Mastitis? Mastitis is the persistent inflammation of the udder, breast and mammary gland. It’s typically common in females but may also be found in men. Mastitis sometimes involves infections and …

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Top Common Dairy Cow Diseases Affecting Dairy Profitability

Dairy cows productivity is directly related to their health. Dairy cows are quite susceptible to diseases. There are hundreds of dairy cattle diseases that will not only cripple your dairy farm but also see you counting losses. Most of these diseases can be avoided or controlled. Most of the common dairy cow diseases are easy to identify treat and prevent. These diseases include; brucellosis, leptospirosis, bovine tuberculosis, rabies, foot and mouth, anthrax, rinderpest, nagana, milk fever, Listeriosis, Johnes disease, foot rot, bovine babesiosis, bovine ephemeral fever, lesions, calf scour, ringworm, bovine rhinotracheitis, east coast fever, theileriosis, grass tateny, bloat, pinkeye, …

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Benefits Of Cow Mats And Mattresses

A comfortable dairy farm is not only beneficial to the animals but also to the farmer. Cows will be more profitable in a comfortable environment. Cow mats play a major role in ensuring that cow sheds are comfortable. They can be used in alleys, parlors, stalls and resting areas. Cow mats are of great importance in dairy farming. They are designed to eliminate all sorts of fatigue ensuring that the cow is comfortable and in good shape. In addition to comfort, cow mattresses have numerous benefits. These benefits include; 1. Cow Safety Concrete stalls can be risky to the cow and …

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Different Types Of Cow Mattresses

Dairy cow profitability is every dairy farmer’s dream. Numerous factors come to play when it comes to profitability. Cow comfort is one of the major factors that will determine whether you will be making a profit or loss. To beef up cow comfort, it’s important to invest in comfortable cow mattresses. These mattresses come in different shapes, sizes, materials and forms. Let’s help you understand more about cow mattresses and their benefits. The History Behind Cow Mattresses Cow mattresses date back in the 1980s. This was a time when dairy farms were slowly upgrading from compost and organic beddings that …

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Milk Machine Operation And Maintenance

Having a milk machine makes work easy and increases efficiency. Breakdowns can be a major challenge resulting in downtime and huge losses not to mention the repair cost. So, how do you avoid these breakdowns? Let’s walk through together and learn how to operate and maintain milk equipment. Brief History There are lots of milk products in the market today and it is estimated that cows produce 83% of the milk that makes these products. Come to think of it, milk is intended for calves but what percent goes to the calves? Most of the milk is used by humans …

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Portable Milking Machine Components And Operation

Having a portable milking machine in your dairy farm will go a long way in boosting your dairy profitability. These machines are quite efficient in milk harvesting and transportation. They make it possible to milk herds in their grazing land and will eliminate the need to have a centralized milking parlor. Having invested your money in this milking appliance, it is necessary that you understand how to operate it. You also need to go a step further and learn how to care for your machine and maintain it in the best state. Most retailers will only sell milk machines but …

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