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Transrectal palpation of the reproductive tract is the most common method for pregnancy determination in cattle and is considered a veterinary skill that new veterinary medicine (DVM) graduates should perform proficiently. However, using privately owned cattle to train students can be difficult...

Author(s)
Bond, R. L.; Midla, L. T.; Gordon, E. D.; Welker, F. H. B.; Masterson, M. A.; Mathys, D. A.; Mollenkopf, D. F.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2019, 102, 10, pp 9236-9240
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Inbreeding depression is a growing concern in livestock because it can detrimentally affect animal fitness, health, and production levels. Genomic information can be used to more effectively capture variance in Mendelian sampling, thereby enabling more accurate estimation of inbreeding, but further ...

Author(s)
Baes, C. F.; Makanjuola, B. O.; Miglior, F.; Marras, G.; Howard, J. T.; Fleming, A.; Maltecca, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2019, 102, 3, pp 2807-2817
Abstract

Background: Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) causes severe economic losses and is one of the most important viral pathogens of ruminants worldwide. The infection manifests itself in a variety of clinical symptoms. Phylogenetic studies based mainly on 5'UTR of its genome, identified many different ...

Author(s)
Mirosław, P.; Polak, M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2019, 15, 278, pp (5 August 2019)
Abstract

In the European Union, the use of recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST) in dairy cattle is forbidden. Monitoring rbST (ab)use by its direct detection in animal matrices still remains a challenging task. New monitoring methods based on indirect detection of the substance are necessary. A new...

Author(s)
Lamas, A.; Regal, P.; Vázquez, B.; Miranda, J. M.; Cepeda, A.; Franco, C. M.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, 1, pp 4788
Abstract

Background: Adjusting the dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) is one of the most efficient ways to stimulate calcium homeostasis in periparturient dairy cattle. However, adjusting DCAD to the recommended negative values (-100 to -150 mEq/kg) is associated with decreased food intake and metabolic ...

Author(s)
Hassan, E. B.; Nouri, M.; Vogrin, S.; Pyman, M.
Publisher
Wiley, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 2018, 96, 7, pp 269-273
Abstract

Background: No comprehensive studies have been carried out on the infectious causes of abortion in Kenyan dairy cattle herds. A survey was carried out to determine the seroprevalence of antibodies against Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus (BVDV), Brucella abortus (BA) and Neospora caninum (NC) among...

Author(s)
Okumu, T. A.; John, N. M.; Wabacha, J. K.; Tsuma, V.; VanLeeuwen, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2019, 15, 95, pp (18 March 2019)
Abstract

The consolidation of the dairy industry, with increase in sizes, density and productivity of the herds, was associated to unprecedented bovine tuberculosis (bTB) prevalence levels in dairy herds in Uruguay, where Johne's disease (JD), another mycobacterial disease, is also prevalent. Here, we aimed ...

Author(s)
Picasso-Risso, C.; Gil, A.; Nunez, A.; Suanes, A.; Macchi, V.; Salaberry, X.; Alvarez, J.; Perez, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary and Animal Science, 2019, 7, pp 100052
Abstract

Vaccination and anthelmintic (preventive) treatments for the control of the bovine lungworm Dictyocaulus viviparus have been available for some time. However, the number of outbreaks experienced has remained high, with clinical disease in adult cattle often causing particularly dramatic, milk...

Author(s)
McLeonard, C.; Dijk, J. van
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
In Practice, 2017, 39, 9, pp 408...418
Abstract

Objective: To determine if a pre-milking teat disinfection protocol would reduce the incidence of clinical mastitis by greater than 50%. Methods: Two pre-milking routines were compared in a natural exposure trial. Cows from a single dairy herd were randomly assigned to control (n=246) and...

Author(s)
Rowe, S. M.; Tranter, W. P.; Laven, R. A.
Publisher
Wiley, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 2018, 96, 3, pp 69-75
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Bulk tank somatic cell count (BTSCC) is a gold standard test for identification of milk quality, but its results are influenced by several interventional factors. Recently, application of acute phase proteins and especially milk amyloid A (MMA) has been considered as accurate parameters for milk...

Author(s)
Taghdiri, M.; Karim, G.; Safi, S.; Foroushani, A. R.; Motalebi, A.
Publisher
Urmia University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia, Iran
Citation
Veterinary Research Forum, 2018, 9, 2, pp 179-185

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