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This study presents a basic description and analysis of 20 common health disorders/diseases monitored in 289 802 dairy cows in the Czech Republic. The data were provided by farmers on a one-time basis from 1 183 herds and were collected between July 2015 and June 2016. In 55% of cows, no...

Author(s)
Kasna, E.; Fleischer, P.; Zavadilová, L.; Slosárková, S.; Krupová, Z.; Stanek, S.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 173-177
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Baumgartner, C.; Behr, B.; Hachenberg, S.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 35
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The ICAR Recording Guidelines include provision for on-line milk analysis. However the guidelines are inconsistent with some of the practical realities of on-line milk analysis. Consequently, no milk analyser has been able to achieve ICAR approval to date. In the case of somatic cell count (SCC),...

Author(s)
Orchard, R. G.; Anderson, G. P. S.; Winkelman, A. M.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 37-43
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Francis, T.; Manglani, C.; McCarthy, S.; Nguyen, A.; Gorst, D.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 97-98
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This survey looks at the plausibility checks used at data capture of a few key data sets in milk recording organisations around the world. The aim of these checks is to keep the data integral, with no internal discrepancies. We found that the most important plausibility checks are almost universal, ...

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Kyntäjä, J.; Alday, S.; Barras, E.; Bhagat, R. L.; Bucek, P.; Craven, T.; Feeney, L.; Galvanovska, E.; Haase, K.; High, J.; Jóhannesson, G.; Kuwan, K.; Larsson, N. L.; Lauritsen, U.; Lavon, Y.; Mikalsen, V.; Pecinar, M.; Radzio, D.; Rapaioli, F.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 179-183
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On-line somatic cell count (SCC) analysers automatically test for SCC during milking for individual cows, providing farmers with more measurements than conventional herd testing. The purpose of this study was to determine whether more frequent milk sampling increases detection of elevated SCC due...

Author(s)
Zhang, I. L.; Williamson, J. H.; Lacy-Hulbert, S. J.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 235-244
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Genetic evaluation beyond common economic traits are necessary in tropical sire summary. Thailand Tropical Holstein dairy cattle has been development for improvement of milk yield (MY), milk composition (Fat, Protein, SNF), SCC, days open under tropical environment for decades. Nowadays, there are...

Author(s)
Duangjinda, M.; Boonkum, W.; Puangdee, S.; Saowaphak, P.; Chareonsin, S.; Chankitisakul, V.; Buaban, S.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 155-160
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The cattle ticks represent a particularly important danger for ruminant production, because of the losses they directly cause, or because of the infectious diseases they are associated with. In New Caledonia, as in other tropical regions, the tick Rhipicephalus microplus represents a real plague,...

Author(s)
Hue, T.; Naves, M.; Camoin, M.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 161-165
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The sustainability of beef production in the world demands the identification and selection of efficient animals that can produce more products with fewer inputs. Feed accounts for around 50-70% of variable costs of beef cattle systems, depending on the level of intensification adopted. Water has...

Author(s)
Menezes, G. R. O.; Gomes, R. C.; Ribas, M. N.; Torres Junior, R. A. A.; Fernandes Junior, J. A.; Pereira, G. M.; Fávero, R.; Silva, L. O. C.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 167-171
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Breed composition of the US dairy population has changed over the last two decades. The changes occurred for various reasons including: Shifting demand for milk products. Increased interest in different traits. Promotion of breeds with little previous presence in the US. Desire to capitalize on...

Author(s)
Norman, H. D.; Megonigal, J. M.; Wiggans, G. R.; Dürr, J.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 191-195

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