Cow Health

Could your cows be deficient in phosphorus?

Could your cows be deficient in phosphorus?

Phosphorus (P) deficiency can be exacerbate by a dry/cold spell in April according to Dr. Joe Patton a dairy specialist...

April 29, 2021

Identifying ‘dirty cows’ to boost fertility performance

Identifying ‘dirty cows’ to boost fertility performance

‘Dirty cows’ or cows with metritis have become a major cause of poor reproductive performance in many dairy herds. Metritis...

March 29, 2021

Don’t forget to monitor BSC post calving

Don’t forget to monitor BSC post calving

Rapid body condition score (BCS) loss post-calving can cause health implications or failure to go back in-calf in the future....

February 27, 2021

Milk fever: Disease associated with calving that farmers will be trying to avoid

Milk fever: Disease associated with calving that farmers will be trying to avoid

With calving having already started on some farms and it being just around the corner on many other dairy farms,...

January 22, 2021

Reducing the spread of Johne’s disease

Reducing the spread of Johne’s disease

Johne’s disease is a bacterial disease of cattle, which can have a negative economic impact on farms. With calving gathering...

January 17, 2021

Mastitis in dairy cows: Causes and prevention

Mastitis in dairy cows: Causes and prevention

Mastitis is the most economically challenging disease on a dairy farm, with freshly-calved cows and heifers the most susceptible to...

January 9, 2021

Preventing mastitis in early lactation

Preventing mastitis in early lactation

Mastitis is the most economically challenging disease on a dairy farm, it causes the swelling of the cow’s udder tissue...

December 19, 2020

What is Johne’s disease?

What is Johne’s disease?

Johne’s disease is a bacterial disease of cattle and other ruminants for which there is currently no cure. Johne’s is...

December 18, 2020

‘Farmers need to be proactive about lameness’

‘Farmers need to be proactive about lameness’

Lameness is the number one welfare issue on dairy farms and a lame cow could “cost you up to €300/cow/year”....

June 4, 2019

‘3% higher culling rate from such a small disease’

‘3% higher culling rate from such a small disease’

Last week, at a breeding event held by MSD Animal Health in Teagasc Moorepark, Cara Sheridan – a technical adviser...

May 6, 2019

Could the MooMonitor+ be the answer to less antibiotic usage on farms?

Could the MooMonitor+ be the answer to less antibiotic usage on farms?

Two new studies on the Dairymaster MooMonitor+ system – for monitoring cows behaviour – show an “extremely high accuracy of...

May 3, 2019

Don’t let ‘dirty cows’ hinder your herd’s fertility performance

Don’t let ‘dirty cows’ hinder your herd’s fertility performance

‘Dirty cows’ or cows with metritis have become a major cause of poor reproductive performance in many dairy herds. Metritis...

March 30, 2019

Why BCS needs careful attention post-calving

Why BCS needs careful attention post-calving

Rapid body condition score (BCS) loss post-calving can cause health implications or failure to go back in-calf in the future....

February 23, 2019

Holy cow: Window in cow’s side shows what cud happen during digestion!

Holy cow: Window in cow’s side shows what cud happen during digestion!

A Jersey X cow called Portia has been living with a window in her stomach since 2002 at Tufts University in...

May 16, 2015

Smart milk sampling designed to reduce mastitis costs

Smart milk sampling designed to reduce mastitis costs

Udder health is important for cow health and good milk production and the use of Somatic Cell Count (SCC) has...

March 25, 2015