The You Herd Right podcast series from Phibro Animal Health Corporation takes a deep dive into a range of topics, tactics and innovations in dairy production. Whether you are a farm manager, herdsman, vet, nutritionist, or other on-farm professional, you will gain greater insights into dairy cow health and the success of dairy operations. You will hear from experts in the field as we dig into the details and best practices for nutrition, animal health and dairy cattle management.
Do DCAD Right: Feeding and Managing Your Prepartum Dairy Cows
The preparation for successful lactation culminates with the feeding and management of a prepartum dairy cow. What and how you feed her can significantly impact her health and performance. In this episode, experienced dairy account managers discuss why feeding an acidogenic prepartum diet is so important.
Do DCAD Right: Research Supports Fully Acidogenic, High Dietary Calcium Diets
Why feed an acidogenic prepartum diet? Dairy researchers answer this question, provide best practice recommendations and highlight a new form of vitamin D3
Do DCAD Right: Mineral Guidelines
Our dairy experts take an in-depth look at mineral nutrient guidelines for formulating acidogenic diets. Chloride, sulfur, potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium - we'll cover them all and explain the biological response behind each recommendation.
Compensated Metabolic Acidosis
Hypocalcemia affects more than 50% of all dairy cows. Cows with hypocalcemia can potentially produce less milk and are at greater risk of developing negative health outcomes.
The good news is that proper nutrition and management within the prepartum period can significantly reduce the negative impacts that hypocalcemia has on the cow – and the negative impact hypocalcemia has on dairy farm profitability.
This podcast episode will dive deeper into the various strategies around compensated metabolic acidosis – and we’re going to break it all down for you.
You Herd Right (Trailer)