Silage Cattle Feed: The feeding practices adopted by cattle farmers greatly impact the animals’ capacity for milk production and consequently, the profitability of dairy farming. Most farmers struggle with cultivating…
Last month I wrote a blog on science behind vaccination. A number of colleagues contacted me to find out my views on vaccinating pregnant cows. When I gathered about their current belief most of them said pregnant cows should not be given any vaccination because it might result in abortion.
Anestrus and its Causes in Dairy Animals Anestrus is functional disorder of the reproductive cycle characterized by cyclicity failure-absence of heat signs. In simple meaning when cow and buffalo does…
Vaccines are nothing but bacteria / virus or their components and in some cases, even toxins produced by the bacteria are also used to immunize animals.
Stringhalt in cows is quite common but it is not a life-threatening malady. Nevertheless, the affliction is disabling, reduces the production performance and degrades the market price of the animal.
Cows are social animals who like to be in groups. They get stressed when left alone and tied
Thousands of dairy farms were opened with most modern design, equipment and best breed animals. But not even 50% of those dairy farms are operational now.
Dairy farm business has fabulous opportunities. In these recent years India is showing rapid progress in the field of dairy farming.
The health of the animal shows whether if you are feeding it well enough and keeping its feed and environment clean.
Animal scientists of Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Science have claimed that Hariana breed cow yielded 20.6 kg milk in a day.
Due to fluctuating environment and climate, cattle go through various health issues. However, worm infestation is a hidden disease that is prevalent in cattle in all around the world.
Udder edema can be a major discomfort to the cattle and causes management problems such as difficulty with milking.
Teat-end hyperkeratosis is a thickening of the skin that lines the teat canal and surrounds the external teat orifice. The condition is variously described as teat rings, teat flowers, teat…
Important environmental parameters such as rainfall, land size, temperature and availability of feed resources ought to be considered.
The title of Research project is “Effect of Candidate Genes on Milk Production Traits in Gaolao Cattle” and the duration is of 3 years.
Age of calf is important for effective sale / purchase and quite easy to determine age in calves by examining teeth.
An Indian tradition followed by farmers where calves are allowed to suckle while milking Indian breeds of cows. Research has proved that this practice has sound scientific basis.
Farmers should ensure that bulls being used in the breeding programs are free from infections transmissible through semen.
Vrindavan Tharparkar Desi Cow Club : The farm, which started with 9 cows, has now grown to house 150 cows.
Cooling systems for cows & herd keeps them comfortable, healthy, and productive, even through the hottest months of the year.
Heat-tolerant Cow Breed : It has been generally observed that cattle with short hair coat are more tolerant to heat as compared to long haired ones. Read more.....
Shaving Cows in Summer Season Shaving Cows is Important: As summer approaches men and young boys in rural India rush to a barber shop to cut their hair short or…
Individual animal identification is the first step in this system, with a unique number allocated by the farmer or dairy manager.
Saliva Secretion Based on their digestive anatomy, cows belong to a group of animals known as ruminants. Cows have four stomach compartments, called the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum. The…
Indian breeds of cattle are known to be tolerant to heat and humidity a characteristic that is growing all the more relevant in view of the threat of global warming.
Damaged Crops as Forage : In many countries, failed, damaged crops are now being harvested to feed livestock, provided they meet certain criteria.
FSSAI has recently published a press note notifying that the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Amendment Regulations 2018 will be enforced effective from 1st January 2019.
Cattle health management is the key to your herd's health. Herd Health Program ensures that all cattle are raised in the best health.
Bombay Gaurakshak Mandali is first institute to receive permission from Government of India to import pure-bred Gir bull semen from Brazil.
Artificial Insemination is the technique in which semen from elite males are collected and introduced into female reproductive tract artificially.
Farmers manage their herds better and produce enough, quality milk, by using new technologies for breeding, feeding and management.
The most direct consequence of climate change is on agricultureand this includes the health of livestock. Livestock systems occupy 30% of the earth’s terrestrial area.
Repeat breeding is one the most import infertility problem faced by field veterinarians. The cows look apparently normal and it is difficult to diagnose the cause.
Cattle, like humans, actually experience the “effective temperature,” which takes into account both air temperature and the effect of wind chill.