Browsing Dairy Day, 1996 by Author "Smith, J.F."

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Browsing Dairy Day, 1996 by Author "Smith, J.F."

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  • Smith, J.F.; Harner, Joseph P. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-05-05)
    Heat stress occurs when a dairy cow’s heat load is greater than her capacity to lose heat. The effects of heat stress include: increased respiration rate, increased water intake, increased sweating, decreased dry matter ...
  • Stokka, Gerald L.; Smith, J.F.; Dunham, James R.; Van Anne, T. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-05-05)
    Foot problems are major concerns for dairies, and care should be taken to avoid promoting them. Preventive measures, with the aid of a veterinarian, must be followed if the problem is expected to be controlled. ...
  • Smith, J.F. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-05-05)
    Construction of a new milking center or remodeling existing milking parlors is a very important decision that can dramatically affect the labor efficiency and profitability of a dairy. Dairy producers should set ...
  • Stokka, Gerald L.; Smith, J.F.; Dunham, James R.; Van Anne, T. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-05-05)
    Always consult your veterinarian when making vaccination decisions. The most common errors are failing to give booster immunizations and doing so at the incorrect time. Animal comfort is a greater determinant of production ...
  • Smith, J.F.; Stokka, Gerald L.; Scoby, R.K; Van Anne, T.; Shirley, John E. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2011-05-06)
    Bovine leukosis virus (BLV) is a cancerous condition of tissues in which lymph nodes and lymphocytes are affected. Infected cattle may be identified by testing blood sera for BLV antibodies using the agar gel ...

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