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Effects of weekly regrouping of prepartum dairy cows on innate immune response and antibody concentration.
Objectives were to evaluate the effects of a stable prepartum grouping strategy on innate immune parameters, antibody concentration, and cortisol and haptoglobin concentrations of Jersey cows. CowsExpand
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Evaluation of Weather Information from On-Farm and Meteorological Stations to Assess Heat Stress in Dairy Cows in Southwest Kansas
This report is brought to you for free and open access by New Prairie Press. It has been accepted for inclusion in Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports by an authorizedExpand
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Milking time during periods of heat stress: part of the solution or part of the problem?
Milking time may be a stressful event for lactating dairy cows during summer. Increases in body temperatures because of crowding in the milk parlor holding pen may contribute to increased heatExpand
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Benchmarking Reproductive Efficiency and Transition Cow Health of Kansas Dairy Herds
Comparing key performance indicators across dairy farms may provide insightful information to dairy producers. Differences in management philosophies, facilities, and locations of dairy farms mayExpand
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Effects of postpartum treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on milk production and culling risk in dairy cattle
Inflammation during early lactation is common in dairy cattle, and a high degree of inflammation during this time has recently been associated with both lower productivity and greater risk of diseaseExpand
Additional Small Dose of Prostaglandin F2α at the Time of AI Fails to Improve Pregnancy Rates of Lactating Dairy Cows
In two experiments we tested the hypothesis that administering 10 mg of prostaglandin F2α (PGF) to lactating dairy cows concurrent with timed artificial insemination would increase pregnancy outcome.Expand
Yeast product supplementation influences feeding behavior and measures of immune function in transition dairy cows
Yeast supplementation has been shown to increase feed intake and production in some studies with early lactation dairy cows, but the mechanisms underlying this effect remain unknown. The objective ofExpand