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Browsing articles from "June, 2015"

Using the KetoMonitor To Access Cow & Milk Data

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer
A new presentation from the Four State Dairy Nutrition Conference by Dr. Heather White explains the use of a KetoMonitor to access cow and milk data to manage herd-level ketosis prevalence. The research started last summer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, highlights how to accurately measure energy balance and glucose in the transition cow, and the best tools to detect this accurately.

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New Research: Understanding the Role of Hepatic Methyl Metabolism

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer
New research presented during the Four State Dairy Nutrition Conference by Dr. Heather White suggests if you increase choline you can increase VLDL in a ruminant animal. The new data was added to her presentation Understanding the Role of Hepatic Methyl Metabolism in the Transition Cow and further explains the discovery by identifying specific proteins in the animal in order to quantify VLDL.

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Utilization of Automated Monitors for Diagnosis of Periparturient Diseases

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer

Automated technologies for monitoring behavior of dairy cows have recently become more popular in the U.S. This study takes a deeper look at how these monitors could potentially be used as tools for early diagnosis of periparturient events and peripartum health disorders.

 

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