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Dairy cows and Infection: Does Standing After Milking Help?

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Title: Dairy cows and Infection: Does Standing After Milking Help?
Author: DeVries, T.J.; Dufour, S.; Scholl, D.T.; Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship
Abstract: This study found a direct connection between standing time after milking and intramammary infection (IMI) incidence in cows. The results suggest that feeding cows within thirty minutes of their milking time, before or after, altered their standing behaviour. On average cows stood for 15 minutes longer after milking when fed during that time frame. The results of this study also confirm the findings of previous studies regarding the vulnerability  of  a  cow’s  teat  canal  to  infection  in  the   immediate time period after milking. The results also suggest that standing for extended time periods may also put cows at risk of IMI.
Description: This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Business Development Office (BDO), SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. http://csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps/Clear_Research
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3480
Date: 2012-04-02


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