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Have a quick look at a few of our published research results, presented in clear 1-page documents. Click on the title that interests you to open the document.

Understanding the impacts of management practices on udder health during dry-off

Farmers have long used antibiotic treatment at dry-off to cure and prevent intramammary infection. But with health concerns growing over antimicrobial resistance, producers are looking for other management practices.

Article published online by the University of Guelph.

Dairy calf management practices following disbudding are a major driver for wound healing

Farmers looking to improve pain management and wound healing following dairy calf disbudding procedures should pay attention to their animals’ nutrition, according to University of Guelph research.

Article published online by the University of Guelph.

Disbudding healing

Identifying opportunities to improve calf health with transition milk

A new University of Guelph study suggests that dairy farmers feed newborn calves milk from their dam for several days after colostrum feeding to help ensure health and prevent disease.

Article published online by the University of Guelph.

Oligosaccharide Yield

Understanding the impacts of transportation on dairy calf welfare

University of Guelph researchers expect that their new study will help improve calf welfare by determining effects of long-distance transportation.

Article published online by the University of Guelph.

Long Transportation

Understanding dairy farmers’ thinking
about antimicrobial use

With growing scrutiny of the use of antimicrobials in food animals, a University of Guelph study provides insights into how dairy farmers make decisions about antimicrobial use (AMU).

Article published online by the University of Guelph.

AMU Decision Making Factors

Next generation links — maternal and daughter health in dairy cows

Clinical disease has negative effects on dairy cow health and performance—but a new study shows the offspring of cows who have experienced disease are actually less likely to become ill themselves.

Article published online by the University of Guelph.

Health in Dairy Cows

What’s the best method to reduce calf disbudding pain?

University of Guelph researchers have found that a particular veterinary sedative may reduce indicators of pain during calf disbudding.

Article published online by the University of Guelph.

Calf Disbudding Pain

Herd management and milk production
in farms with automated milking systems

Improved milk production and quality on Canadian dairy farms are expected to result from a benchmark study on herd management and housing conditions conducted by University of Guelph researchers.

Article published online by the University of Guelph.

Herd Management

New technology assessment targets improved efficiency.

A complete genetic and economic assessment of the current breeding structure in Canadian dairy cattle is in the process of being completed by a team of U of G researchers from the Department of Animal Biosciences.

Article published online by the University of Guelph. For more information, contact Prof. Christine Baes cbaes@uoguelph.ca or Prof. Flavio Schenkel schenkel@uoguelph.ca.

Smile…and say more cheese, milk and yogurt.

This study was part of the Guelph Family Health Study and was funded by Health for Life.

For more information, contact Justin Sheremeta at jshereme@uoguelph.ca.

Pain reduction during calf disbudding.

For more information, contact Professor Charlotte Winder, Dept. of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinarian College.

When to start calves on automated milk feeders.

For more information, contact Professor Stephen LeBlanc, Dept. of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinarian College.

Welfare advice is better received with expert delivery.

For more information, contact Professor David Kelton, Dept. of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinarian College.

Calf

Adding water to dry cow feed improves cow health.

For more information, contact Professor Trevor DeVries, Dept. of Animal BioSciences, Ontario Agricultural College.

Getting kids to consume more dairy.

For more information, contact Professor Andrea Buchholz, Family Relations & Applied Nutrition, College of Social & Applied Human Sciences.

Apple pomace as a yogurt stabilizer.

For more information, contact Professor Gisèle LaPointe, Dept. of Food Science, Ontario Agricultural College.

Start the Day Off Right With Dairy.

For more information, contact Professor Douglas Goff, Dept. of Food Science, Ontario Agricultural College.

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