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By R.F.Cooke

Evaluation of different strategies (nutritional and management considerations) to help decrease stress-induced inflammation in feedlot... Read

By S. Comtet-Marre, N. Parisot, P. Lepercq, F. Chaucheyras-Durand, P. Mosoni, E. Peyretaillade, A. R. Bayat, K. J. Shingfield, P. Peyret, E.Forano

A metatranscriptomics study of dairy cow rumen microbiota looked at both the expression of genes encoding fiber degrading enzymes (carbohydrate-active... Read

By E.K. Miller-Cushon, T.J. DeVries

Feeding management factors have great potential to influence activity patterns and feeding behavior of dairy cows. Read

By Lim PY, Huxley JN, Willshire JA, Green MJ, Othman AR, Kaler J

A study that looks at the relationship between loss of body condition score (BCS) and lameness in dairy cows Read

By A.D. Sova, S.J. LeBlanc, B.W. McBride, T.J. DeVries

A study that demonstrates the importance of feeding management for lactating dairy cows. Read

By Tony Hall

Advances in forage genetics, harvesting, ensiling, management practices and forage analysis – in addition to dynamic ration-balancing... Read

By S.M Nasrollahia, A. Zalia, G.R Ghorbanib, M. Moradi Shahrbabaka, M.Heydari Soltan Abadib

High-producing, mid-lactation dairy cows are not equally susceptible to sub acture ruminal acidosis (SARA) fed a high-grain diet. Read

By Vivek Joshi, U. Dimri, A. Gopalakrishnan, Y. Ajith, S. Alam, V.K. Gupta, R. Raguvaran

Rumen acidosis negatively affects inflammatory and oxidative stress parameters in dairy goats. Read

By PennState Extension Dairy Team

Calf feeding strategy has a great influence on rumen development. Read

By L.V. Randall, M.J. Green, M.G.G. Chagunda, C. Mason, S.C. Archer, L.E. Green, J.N. Huxley

Body Condition Score (BCS) below 2 can indicate that a cow is at a higher risk of future lameness issues. Read

By S. Ammer, C. Lambertz, M. Gauly

This study confirms that, even in moderate climates, dairy cows are exposed to heat stress. Read

By T. Hall

It’s impossible to assess the rumen pH of a dairy cow just by looking at her. Read

The cornerstone of ruminant health and performance is the rumen, where forage and feed are converted into energy and microbial protein thanks to the activity of the rumen microflora: bacteria, protozoa and fungi.

When the rumen microbiota is challenged, a ruminal microbial imbalance occurs which impairs fiber digestion, increases acidosis risk, and may trigger inflammation which negatively impacts digestive comfort and well-being.