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New Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs

Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Paul Fricke

Dr. Fricke will cover two areas of reproductive research that have investigated new tools for reproduction and conclude each with an economic analysis of the data. The first new tool will be the use of accelerometer systems combined with various levels of synchronization for...

Economic Analysis Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs

Monday, April 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Victor Cabrera

Drs. Cabrera and Fricke of the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been working to develop some new economic analysis tools for dairy reproduction programs. Join us to hear Dr. Cabrera discuss two main decision support systems: the UW-DairyRepro$Plus and the Dairy...

Far Off to Fresh Cow – Opportunities to Improve Transition Performance

Monday, March 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT

Dr. Mike Overton, Elanco A successful lactation starts well before calving. Going back to the completion of her previous lactation and entry into the far dry cow pen, how we manage and feed the cow well before she approaches calving contributes to the likelihood of her...

Outcome Driven Health Management

Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST

Dr. John R. Wenz, Washington State University The goal of the “Good Health Records” program at Washington State University (www.goodhealthrecords.com) is: Accurate and consistent health records, efficiently summarized, used to evaluate and inform management decisions on...

Better Milk Quality from Better Mastitis Therapy Decisions

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST

Dr. Ron Erskine, Michigan State University Mastitis is one of the biggest chronic problems facing the dairy industry- it is ever present. In this session, Dr. Ron Erskine will discuss how to better identify cases of mastitis through tools such as milk culturing, somatic...

Potential and Pitfalls for Genomic Selection

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST

Dr. Chad Dechow, Pennsylvania State University Join us for this session to hear Dr. Dechow review genomic technology and implementation, comparisons of early genomic predictions to actual daughter proofs, a discussion of inbreeding, and how genomics can be used as a herd...

Feeding Systems for Group-Housed Dairy Calves

Friday, December 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST

Dr. Mark Thomas, Countryside Veterinary Clinic Nutrition is a vital part of calf health and development, and making sure that calves get the nutrients they need in an efficient manner is an important job! Dr. Thomas will review feeding systems for dairy calves in a...

Diagnosing Problems in Nutrition Programs Through Records

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST

Dr. Greg Bethard, North Carolina State University There are numerous points in a nutrition program where problems may arise, especially when you're dealing with transition cows. In this webinar, you can learn how to use records to track performance of transition and early...

Can I Really Prevent My Cows From Becoming Lame?

Monday, October 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Ernest Hovingh

Lameness is a painful, costly, common and complex problem - a problem with which too many dairies struggle. Dealing with a lameness problem not only involves identifying and dealing with lame cows in the herd, but trying to prevent new cases from occurring in the first place....

Cooling Strategies During Heat Stress

Monday, April 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Dr. Pete Hansen, University of Florida Cooling dairy cows is the most important strategy to improve both milk production and reproduction during summer months. Opportunities that dairy farms can utilize to evaluate the effect of heat stress on their dairy will be...

Economics of Heat Stress: Implications for Management

Monday, April 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Albert De Vries

Heat stress costs the American dairy industry approximately 1 billion dollars annually in production losses. Understanding the economic consequences of employing various strategies to reduce the effects of heat stress and how this affects the dairy farm’s profitability is...

Nutrition Programs for the Heat Stressed Herd

Monday, March 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Jose Eduardo P. Santos

Proper dietary programs are essential to cow health and performance during heat stress. Understanding what dietary changes can be made prior to and during summer heat stress are important for assisting thermoregulatory mechanisms of our modern high producing lactating dairy...

Strategies to Improve Reproduction During Summer Heat Stress

Monday, March 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Todd Bilby

Reproductive failure is the number one reason dairy cows involuntarily leave the dairy farm and summer heat stress exemplifies this costly issue. However, managerial, hormonal and novel reproductive technologies are available for producers to utilize which will reduce the...

Animal Welfare Certification Options

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST

Dr. Jim Reynolds, Professor of Large Animal Medicine and Welfare at Western University College of Veterinary Medicine, will discuss current options in animal welfare certification, along with the value of certification and how to determine if you should become part of one of...

Lameness, Hoof, and Leg Issues in Dairy Cattle

Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Ernest Hovingh

Dr. Hovingh will discuss causes and preventative measures of lameness as well as other hoof and leg issues.