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, 1996)
    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, J.R.; Van Anne, T. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1996)
    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, 1996)
    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, J.R.; Van Anne, T. (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1996)
    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, 1996)
    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 ...