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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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Insulin Resistance: Friend or Foe – Ric Grummer, PhD

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer
During the 2015 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Dr. Ric Grummer explained the benefits and consequences of insulin resistance on dairy cow health.

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Success of Feeding Rumen Protected Choline – Ric Grummer, PhD

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer
Dr. Ric Grummer shares an update to his Success of Feeding Rumen Protected Choline presentation during the 2015 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference.

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What Do We Know About Feeding Choline and Methionine to Transition Cows?

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer
Dr. Tom Overton is currently a professor of Dairy Management at Cornell University and is the director of the PRO-DAIRY program there. He recently shared research at the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference about what the dairy industry currently has found on feeding choline and methionine to transition cows and highlighted what still needs to be done in this area.

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Grouping Strategies for Cows to Optimize Health & Performance – Ricardo C. Chebel

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer
Dr. Ricardo C. Chebel is a professor at the University of Florida. During the 2015 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Dr. Chebel explained grouping strategies for both dry and fresh cows to optimize health and performance in the herd.

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Hepatic Methyl Metabolism: Success During the Transition to Lactation – Heather White

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer
Dr. Heather White, PhD. is currently a professor in the Dairy Science department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During the 2015 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Dr. White shared industry research on hepatic methyl metabolism and the influence it has during the transition to lactation periods of cows’ life.

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Exploring Choline’s Role in Human Nutrition – Jessica Myers

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer
Jessica Myers is the Business Development Manager at Balchem Corporation. She recently shared the importance of Choline in human nutrition during a presentation at the 2015 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference.

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Feeding Choline and Methionine to Transition Dairy Cows

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer
Dr. Rich Erdman, University of Maryland, talked about the importance of feeding Choline and Methionine to your transition dairy cows at the recent Florida Nutrition Conference.

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