Presentations from the 2018 Southwest Nutrition Conference
Metritis in Dairy Cows - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Dr. James D. Ferguson
The goal of this presentation is to provide nutritionists with a background of disease description, pathology, risk factors and approaches to prevention. It will summarize current information on metritis and outline approaches to prevention. Click below to watch the full video.
The Role of Chromium in Transition Cow Performance and Implications for Reproductive Performance
Dr. Tom Overton
Research suggests that chromium supplementation can reduce negative energy balance in cows and can improve reproductive performance of high-producing cows. Learn from dairy nutrition expert Dr. Tom Overton on how chromium can produce results for your operation.
Effects of Heat Stress on Gut Health and Immune System Nutrient Requirements
Dr. Lance Baumgard
Heat stress and ketosis reduce efficiency. Decreased feed intake experienced during both situations is unable to fully explain the suboptimal productivity. Heat stress and ketosis affect herds of all sizes and almost every dairy region of the U.S. Dr. Baumgard hypothesizes the common etiological origin of both metabolic disorders as "leaky gut." Leaky gut and the resulting endotoxin infiltration alters nutrient partitioning and is a causative agent in metabolic disruption during heat stress and ketosis. Identifying dietary approaches that can improve gut barrier dysfunction is paramount in developing nutritional strategies aimed at improving intestinal health.
Strategies with 2016 Milk Prices and Feed Situation
Dr. Mike Hutjens
Dr. Mike Hutjens presents strategies with 2016 milk prices and feed situation. Decisions on which feed ingredients to use in dairy rations continue to be challenging especially when profit margins are tight. Dairy managers must consider which ingredient, why, when and how much for dry, transition and high-producing cow groups. This webinar will include a review of the 4 pillars for 2016, the role of chromium, feed efficiency applications and how to remain focused on profit.