Dairy

  • WSU ag animal faculty research updates, spring 2024 Title: Host and rumen microbiome contributions to feed efficiency traits in Holstein cowsTitle: Comparative diagnoses of respiratory disease in preweaned dairy calves using sequential thoracic ultrasonography and clinical respiratory scoring
  • Impacts of Beef-on-Dairy on herd performance and economics The use of dairy cattle as a source of beef has served as an alternative for maintaining the beef supply in U.S. markets.
  • WSU College of Veterinary Medicine senior paper highlights
  • The importance of DCAD and time in the close-up period on postpartum health and production of dairy cows The transition period is considered one of the most challenging stages in the life of a dairy cow.
  • Winter dysentery In February of last year, the FDIU group worked with a dairy that was experiencing an outbreak of winter dysentery in their lactating cattle
  • Dairy cow mortality data management: The dairy certificate of death Dairy cow mortality levels in the United States have been increasing over time. This is both a financial concern and an important animal welfare issue.
  • Revisiting pair and group housing The 2020 American Dairy Science Association’s 4th edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching has generated a lot of discussion within the WSU Field Disease Investigation Unit.
  • WSU ag senior paper highlights, winter 2023 Title: The different castration techniques in beef calves. Title: An overview of the risks and benefits of drinking unpasteurized cow’s milk. Title: Comparison of progesterone based estrus synchronization protocols with differing GnRH and PGF2alpha injections in beef heifers.
  • WSU ag animal faculty research updates, winter 2023 Title: Effects of a farm-specific fecal microbial transplant (FMT) product on clinical outcomes and fecal microbiome composition in preweaned dairy calvesTitle: Transcriptional changes detected in fecal RNA from neonatal dairy calves of different breeds following gastrointestinal disease of varying severityTitle: Improving farm-level antimicrobial stewardship benchmarks by reporting antimicrobial use within the context of both the magnitude of disease pressure and the outcome of therapyTitle: Contrasting fecal methanogenic and bacterial profiles of organic dairy cows located in northwest Washington receiving either a mixed diet of pasture and TMR or solely TMR
  • What veterinarians should know about GFI#263 By Dr. Bruce Hutton, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Region 3 Field Veterinarian
  • DairyLifetime A long life in good health is the obvious ideal for humans. A productive life in good health is the equivalent target for dairy cattle.
  • WSU ag senior paper highlights, fall 2023 Title: The relationship between Angus and Santa Gertrudis sired steer calves and Anabolic Implant Protocol relative to steer feeding behavior in the feedlot.Title: Rinderpest rights and wrongs: Disease control lessons for the small animal practitioner.Title: Common causes of abortion in beef cattle in the Southwest Region of the United States.Title: Assessing the relationship between pulmonary lobar consolidation and bacterial prevalence in the upper respiratory tract of Holstein dairy calves.