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Sections from cattle hair serve as an isotopic archive - they contain information on the cattle diet from different time periods. We tested the reliability of 13C signatures (δ13C) in cattle tail switch hair to retrospectively trace back the annual dietary proportion of maize of different...

Author(s)
Hammes, V.; Nüsse, O.; Isselstein, J.; Kayser, M.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 11, pp e0188926
Abstract

Often Escherichia coli are harmless and/or beneficial bacteria inhabiting the gastrointestinal tract of livestock and humans. However, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) have been linked to human disease. Cattle are the primary reservoir for STEC and STEC "super-shedders" are considered to be a...

Author(s)
Paquette, S. J.; Stanford, K.; Thomas, J.; Reuter, T.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 4, pp e0195880
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Background: The significance of hemotrophic mycoplasma in cattle remains unclear. Especially in Europe, their epidemiological parameters as well as pathophysiological influence on cows are lacking. The objectives of this study were: (1) to describe the prevalence of 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemobos' ...

Author(s)
Niethammer, F. M.; Ade, J.; Hoelzle, L. E.; Schade, B.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 2018, 60, 74, pp (16 November 2018)
Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the automatic estrous detection system (AED) Heatime® with visual estrous detection (VED). The study was conducted on 139 Holstein Friesian cows in one dairy herd in Northern Germany. The cows were fitted with activity collars from d 21 postpartum until d 40 of...

Author(s)
Gaude, I.; Kempf, A.; Strüve, K. D.; Hoedemaker, M.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Reproduction Science, 2017, 184, pp 211-217
Abstract

The use of point-of-care (POC) devices to measure blood metabolites, such as β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), on farm have become an important diagnostic and screening tool in the modern dairy industry. The POC devices allow for immediate decision making and are often more economical than the use of...

Author(s)
Yepes, F. A. L.; Nydam, D. V.; Heuwieser, W.; Mann, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2018, 101, 7, pp 6455-6461
Abstract

Intestinal infections represent an important public health concern worldwide. Escherichia coli is one of the main bacterial agents involved in the pathogenesis of different diseases. In 2011, an outbreak of hemorrhagic colitis (HC) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in Germany was related to a...

Author(s)
Navarro, A.; Cauich-Sánchez, P. I.; Trejo, A.; Gutiérrez, A.; Paz Díaz, S.; Díaz C., M.; Cravioto, A.; Eslava, C.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Microbiology, 2018, 9, October, pp 2373
Abstract

Background: Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a zoonotic tick-borne intracellular alpha-proteobacterium causing tickborne fever, which leads to significant economic losses in domestic ruminants in Europe. Its epidemiological cycles are complex and reservoir host species of bovine strains have not yet...

Author(s)
Lagrée, A. C.; Rouxel, C.; Kevin, M.; Dugat, T.; Girault, G.; Durand, B.; Pfeffer, M.; Silaghi, C.; Nieder, M.; Boulouis, H. J.; Haddad, N.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2018, 11, 163, pp (9 March 2018)
Abstract

Over the last decades, a dramatic decrease in reproductive performance has been observed in Holstein cattle and fertility problems have become the most common reason for a cow to leave the herd. The premature removal of animals with high breeding values results in both economic and breeding losses. ...

Author(s)
Müller, M. P.; Rothammer, S.; Seichter, D.; Russ, I.; Hinrichs, D.; Tetens, J.; Thaller, G.; Medugorac, I.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2017, 100, 3, pp 1987-2006
Abstract

As raw cow's milk possesses a limited shelf-life and can also pose a threat to the consumer's health, thermal preservation techniques are customary nowadays. A range of compounds can be used for the assessment of successfulness of such treatments, so-called time temperature integrators (TTIs)....

Author(s)
Schmidt, A.; Mayer, H. K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Food Control, 2018, 91, pp 123-127
Abstract

With the objective to be able to better describe the effects of diet formulation in feeding of dairy cows at the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture there was developed the "Strukturindex". This index, which describes simultaneously the factors feed structure and ruminal degradable...

Author(s)
Ettle, T.; Hertel-Böhnke, P.; Obermaier, A.; Spiekers, H.
Publisher
Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Züchtungskunde, 2018, 90, 6, pp 453-466

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