Text and illustrations: Sandy Costello

Avoiding drops in dry matter intake in prefresh heifers is crucial in reducing risk of metabolic diseases around calving.

Impact of nutrition and feeding management on risk of mastitis in dairy heifers

Mastitis risk in dairy cows and heifers is multifactorial and changes with time and interaction with causal factors. This complexity can make it hard to troubleshoot and help farms maintain a low level of mastitis. As a consultant it is difficult to be aware of daily changes and duration of those changes occurring on client dairies.

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