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Acute puerperal metritis (APM) and clinical metritis (CM) are uterine diseases frequently diagnosed in dairy cows. These diseases are responsible for important economic loss because of their effect not only on reproductive performance but also on milk production. The objective of this study was to...

Author(s)
Armengol, R.; Fraile, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2015, 83, 8, pp 1344-1351
Abstract

Currently almost all dairy cattle are dehorned as calf to avoid injuries later in life. A welfare friendly alternative to dehorning is to breed polled cattle. This paper explores the potential to breed for polledness in the Holstein breed, and investigates the genetic merit and relatedness of both...

Author(s)
Windig, J. J.; Hoving-Bolink, R. A.; Veerkamp, R. F.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2015, 179, pp 96-101
Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the association of lung consolidation at weaning with later reproductive performance and survival. Ultrasonography of the lungs was performed at 60 d of life in recently weaned Holstein heifer calves from a single farm in New York State. Thoracic...

Author(s)
Teixeira, A. G. V.; McArt, J. A. A.; Bicalho, R. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2017, 100, 4, pp 2985-2991
Abstract

Contentious issues in calf rearing include milk feeding practices and single versus group housing. The current study was performed on a high producing 170 Holstein cow dairy farm, to investigate the impact of nutrition and housing on growth and reproduction. Heifer calves (n=100) were allocated in...

Author(s)
Curtis, G.; Argo, C. M.; Jones, D.; Grove-White, D.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 2, pp e0191687
Abstract

An efficient dairy herd must produce a living, healthy calf per cow per year, and it should be accomplished with a Calving-Conception Interval (CCI) no greater than 100 days. Objective: Describe CCI epidemiological aspects in specialized dairy cattle in Costa Rica during the 2000-2013 period....

Author(s)
Roche Loaiza, A. la; Vargas Leitón, B.; Camacho Sandoval, J.; Castillo Badilla, G.; Romero Zúñiga, J. J.
Publisher
Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica
Citation
Revista Ciencias Veterinarias, 2019, 37, 1, pp 27-45

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