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Choline; A Limiting Nutrient for Transition Dairy Cows – Ric Grummer, PhD.

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer
See why choline is essential for the health and well-being for all transition cows. The presentation was given during the Balchem mini-symposium prior to the Cornell Nutrition Conference.

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What Do We Know About Feeding Choline and Methionine?

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer

What Do We Know About Feeding Choline and Methionine to Transition Cows? - Tom Overton, Ph.D.

The attached video presentation was given by Dr. Tom Overton during the mini symposium at this year’s Cornell Nutrition Conference. Dr. Overton provides viewers with an in-depth look at the research conducted with choline and methionine in transition cows and offers an easy to understand interpretation of the data.

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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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Gradual vs. Abrupt Cessation of Milking at Drying off in Dairy Cows

Drying off high producing dairy cows can be a challenge. This article summarizes recent research that investigated different approaches to drying off cows that may have the potential to improve health and well-being.

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Barbara Barton is Research and Product Development Manager for Balchem’s Animal Health and Nutrition division. Barbara began her career as a faculty member in the Animal Science Department at the University of Maine. Since then she has held positions in research and development as well as technical services with feed companies and suppliers to the feed industry. She has extensive knowledge of the dairy production both nationally and internationally.

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Ketosis: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Dave Prentice, DVM

Posted by Dr. Ric Grummer
Dr. Dave Prentice, Balchem Transition Cow Platform Specialist, has spent the last 20 years working directly with dairies as a practicing veterinarian in California and Iowa. This presentation demonstrates the true cost of ketosis.

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

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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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Protein Nutrition for the Transition Cow

When feeding low protein diets it is important to balance for amino acids, both prepartum and postpartum, by feeding high quality RUP and protected AA sources. Dr Ryan Ordway takes a look at several research studies on the effects of protein content in the prepartum period and explains why it is even more important in the postpartum phase.  Listen to an Interview with Dr. Ordway or click on the document for a complete summary of the research. 60px-Adobe_PDF_icon View the article: "Protein Nutrition for the Transition Cow" (PDF - 42.6kb) By Ryan S. Ordway, Ph.D., PAS Global Products Manager, Balchem Corporation    

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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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