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Based on the first two years of measuring SCK prevalence rates in over 3,000 Holstein herds, using the KetoMonitor® management tool, a seasonal pattern is observed with highest prevalence rates in the winter and early spring. Considerable economic impact can carry throughout the entire lactation...

Author(s)
Coburn, A. D.; Adams, H. A.; Chandler, T. L.; Oetzel, G. R.; White, H. M.; Fourdraine, R. H.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 41-45
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Metabolic diseases in early lactation have significant negative effects on dairy cow health and welfare, and farm profitability. The most commonly described metabolic diseases are ketosis, hypocalcaemia, and hypomagnesaemia. Subclinical metabolic diseases, which are not associated with obvious...

Author(s)
Luke, T. D. W.; Rochfort, S.; Wales, W. J.; Pryce, J. E.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2018, No.23, pp 209-216
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Sophisticated statistical methods are used to predict the genetic merit of individuals. By utilizing millions of performance records from daughters, parents and other relatives, genetic and environmental effects are well separated to predict the genetic worth of each animal. Their application has...

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Miglior, F.; Finocchiaro, R.; Malchiodi, F.; Fleming, A.; Brito, L.; Baes, C. F.; Jamrozik, J.; Martin, P.; Chesnais, J.; Schenkel, F. S.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 23-30
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Delta Instruments, St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Cornell University and Miner Institute research collaboration on milk production efficiency has enabled the development of the first generation mid-FTIR herd management tools. A set of predictive fatty acids (FA) models has been developed to...

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Beukema, W.; Santamaria, R.; Gates, T.; Dann, H.; Grant, R.; Barbano, D.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Rome, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2017, No.21, pp 131-136
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With Herd Navigator frequent measurements ensures close monitoring of the herd to allow pro active action on a number of parameters such as reproduction parameters, mastitis, ketosis and urea. It is evident that alerts informing the herd manager about need for insemination or other immediate...

Author(s)
Asmussen, T.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2010, No.14, pp 291-293

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