Transition Cow

Biology & Health Articles

Insulin Resistance: Friend or Foe? – Ric Grummer, PhD.

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer
Dr. Grummer presented at the recent Cornell Nutrition Conference breakfast.

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What are your chances for success when feeding ReaShure(R)

Posted by Administrator
Dr. Ric Grummer, Ruminant Technical Director at Balchem Animal Nutrition and Health, reviews the current economics of including ReaShure(R) Precision Release Choline in transition cow rations.

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Hepatic methyl metabolism: Influencing success – Heather White, Ph.D.

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer
Heather White is an Assistant Professor in the Dairy Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Heather has a keen interest in nutritional physiology of the transition cow. In particular, she is interested in liver metabolism and nutrigenomics. Currently she is conducting research on choline and methionine metabolism in the liver and discusses that in this presentation, given at the recent mini-symposium prior to the Cornell Nutrition Conference.

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Dr. Debora Santschi – Valacta

Posted by Scott Sorrell
The following is an interview with Dr. Débora Santschi, Valacta in Canada, at the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) in Kansas City, Missouri, July 20–24, which was held by The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®), the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS). We interviewed Dr. Santschi about her research and thoughts on Transition Management.

Also be sure to look through Dr. Santschi's Presentation materials:

Prevalence of subclinical ketosis detected by near infra-red analysis of BHB in DHI milk samples. Dr. Débora Santschi, Eastern Canada DHIA  

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Maris McCarthy – Cornell University

Posted by Scott Sorrell
The following is an interview with Maris McCarthy, Cornell University, at the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) in Kansas City, Missouri, July 20–24, which was held by The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®), the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS).  We interviewed Maris McCarthy about her research and thoughts on Transition Management.

Also be sure to look through Maris McCarthy Presentation materials from both 2013 and 2014.

Hepatic gluconeogenesis in dairy cows as affected by dietary starch level and supplementation with monensin during early lactation. (2013) Maris McCarthy, Cornell University Metabolism of dairy cows as affected by dietary starch level and supplementation with monensin during early lactation. (2014) Maris McCarthy, Cornell University  

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Dr. Heather White – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Following her presentation at the 4-State Dairy Nutrition & Management Conference on June 11, 2014, we interviewed Dr. Heather White, University of Wisconsin-Madison, about her presentation and thoughts on Transition Management.

 

Also be sure to look through Dr. White's 4-State Presentation slides (PDF - 14Mb): Transition Cow Health: Meeting the demands of lactation while maintaining a healthy liver.

 

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Dr. Phil Cardoso, DVM, PhD

During the 4-State Dairy Nutrition & Management Conference on June 11, 2014, we interviewed Dr. Phil Cardoso, DVM, PhD, Dairy Research and Extension at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for some valuable insight on his presentation on Transitioning with Efficiency.

 

Also be sure to look through Dr. Cardoso's 4-State Presentation slides (PDF): Transitioning With Efficiency, is it possible?

 

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Transition Improvement Perspectives

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer, Ph.D.
Following the PDPW Transition Cow sessions, we interviewed Ric Grummer, Ruminant Technical Director with Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health, for his view on the needs of the post-fresh transition cow.
 

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Inflammation in the Transition Dairy Cow

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer, Ph.D.
An excellent discussion of the role of inflammation in disease and metabolism during the transition period. This article explores means to modify inflammation including nutritional strategies.  Read "Inflammation in the transition dairy cow" by Barry J. Bradford and Kai Yuan.

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Cool Those Dry Cows to Optimize Transition Performance and Health

Posted by Geoffrey Dahl, Ph.D.
When it comes to cooling cows our focus is typically on the milking herd. But recent research shows that the benefits of cooling your dry cows extend beyond just her pending lactation. Geoffrey Dahl, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville explains that the benefits could extend to milk production of the calf she’s carrying, as well. Listen to an Interview with Dr. Geoffrey Dahl.

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