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2017 Proceedings



Table of Content

 

 

 

Preface

Advisory Committee

Sponsors

 


Session I.  Industry Challenges and PerspectivesEfficiency from Cow to Farm

Canadian Dairy Industry: Past, Present and Future
Bruce Beattie

 

GMOs – Food Supply Saviour or the Devil in Disguise?

Margaret Smith

 

Healthy Drug-Free Cows: A Producer’s Approach to Reducing Antibiotic Use

Lloyd Holterman

 

Session II.  Farm Management

Farm Safety: Keeping Everyone Safe on the Farm

Glen Blahey

 

Employee Management to Improve Milk Quality

Ron Erskine

 

Creating an Effective Farm Business Strategy

Jeff Orchard

 

Farm Succession… Passing on the Dairy Before You Do!

Merle Good

 

 

Session III.  Nutrition

 

True Value of Feeding Canola Meal

Tim Mutsvangwa

 

Fatty Acid Digestibility and Dairy Cow Performance

Kevin Harvatine

 

Leaky Gut’s Contribution to Inefficient Nutrient Utilization

Lance Baumgard

 

Evaluating the Cost Effectiveness of Feed Additives

David Galligan

 

Session IV.  Student Research and Producer Panel

 

Student Research Presentation Competition

 

Milk Progesterone Profiles Before and After AI and Their Associations with Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss in Alberta Dairy Farms

Tony Bruinje

 

Use of Canola Meal and Micro-Encapsulated Sodium Butyrate in Starter Feed for Dairy Calves

Katarzyna Burakowska

 

Effect of Delaying Colostrum Feeding on Passive Transfer and Intestinal Bacterial Colonization in Neonatal Male Holstein Calves

Amanda Fischer

 

Fresh Cow Illness Detection Using Milk and Rumination Data in Robotic Milking Systems

Meagan King

 

Early Post-Partum Physical Activity and Estrus Expression and Their Associations with Fertility and Ovulation Rate in Lactating Dairy Cows

Augusto Madureira

 

Measures of My Success – Producer Panel

JP Brouwer, Daphne Holterman, and Jake Vermeeer

 

 

Session V.  Reproduction

 

Ovarian Dysfunction in Lactating Dairy Cows

James FergusonallH

 

Factors Affecting Preimplantation Embryonic Development in Dairy Cows

Eduardo Ribeiro

 

Estrus: Association with Production Parameters and Implications on Fertility

Ronaldo Cerri

 

Automated Estrus Detection

Jeffrey Bewley

 

 

Session VI.  Cow Management and Welfare

 

Identifying Pain Behaviors in Dairy Cattle

Karina Bech Gleerup

 

Getting Stocking Density Right for Your Cows

Dan Weary

 

The Importance of Foot Conformation, Foot Trimming, and Cow Comfort in the Lameness Complex

Gordon Atkins

 

Lameness Reduces Overall Herd Performance

Charles Guard

 

 

Session VII.  Technology and Facilities

 

Exploring the Potential of Precision Dairy Tools

Jeffrey Bewley

 

Producers’ Perspectives on Transitioning to AMS

Ed Pajor

 

Optimal Designs for AMS Barns

Jack Rodenburg

 

Optimal Feeding Programs with Automated Milking Systems (AMS)

Greg Penner

 

Poster Abstracts

 

Efficient Dairy Genome Project

Mary De Pauw, Ellen Goddard, Paul Stothard, Filippo Miglior

 

Using Genomics to Improve Dairy Producers' Profitability

F. Malchiodi, F. S. Schenkel, A. Fleming, J. P. Chesnais, A. Christen, and F. Miglior

 

Utilization of Intravaginal Probiotics to Lower the Incidence of Uterine Infections in Dairy Cows in Dairy Farms in Alberta

E. Barahona Rosales, A.L.G. Dias, B.N. Ametaj

 

Evaluation of Reproductive Performance in Alberta Dairy Herds Using In-line Milk Progesterone Analysis

T.C. Bruinjé, M.G. Colazo, D.J. Ambrose

 

Benchmarking Early Postpartum Disorders in Alberta Dairy Herds

M.G. Colazo, M. Gobikrushanth, A. Behrouzi, I. López Helguera and B. Hoff

 

Trace minerals in the dry period associated to postpartum metabolic and reproductive disorders in Dairy Cattle

M.G. Colazo, M. Gobikrushanth, I. López Helguera, A. Behrouzi and B. Hoff

 

Studying Association of Mastitis with other Periparturient Diseases of Dairy Cows

Egyedy, A. F., Dias, A. L. G., Barahona, E., Ametaj, B.N.

 

Association between Age at Calving and Overall Health, Reproductive Performance and Milk Yield in Holstein Heifers

M. Gobikrushanth, A. Behrouzi, I. López Helguera and M.G. Colazo

 

Ruminal pH in Holstein dairy bull calves from pre-weaning to post-weaning

J. Kohler, M. Middeldorp, Z. He and M. A. Steele

 

Evaluating CowManager SensOor for Estrus Detection in Dairy Cows in a Tie Stall Barn

S.A. Nowicki, M. Guesgen, M. Gobikrushanth, C. Bench, D.J. Ambrose

 

Evaluation of Infrared Thermography (IRT) and Micro-Behavioural Biometrics for Estrus Detection in Naturally Cycling Dairy Cows

H.J. Perez Marquez, D.J. Ambrose, A. Schaefer, C. Bench

 

Why different species of Treponema need each other to cause digital dermatitis lesions in dairy cattle

Caroline Beninger, Sohail Naushad, Karin Orsel, Jeroen De Buck

 

Bacteriocins of Bovine Non-aureus Staphylococci

Domonique Carson, Herman Barkema, Sohail Naushad, Diego Nobrega, Larissa Condas, Jeroen De Buck

 

Cathelicidin Reduces Internalization of Staphylococcus aureus in Bovine Mammary Epithelial Cells

Cavalcante, PA; Holani, R; Watts, K; Monteiro, APA; Barkema, H; Cobo, ER

 

The Risk of Group Housing Calves and Transmitting Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis to Penmates

Caroline Corbett, Mart C.M. de Jong, Jeroen De Buck, Karin Orsel, Herman W. Barkema

 

Novel Diagnostic Assay (based on glucose meter) for Bovine Infectious Diseases – TreAssure assay

Marija Drikic and Jeroen De Buck

 

Evaluation of topical applications used in parlor on digital dermatitis lesions

Casey Jacobs, Karin Orsel, Herman W. Barkema

 

Development of a Bovine Leukemia Virus Control Program for Alberta

Alessa Kuczewski and Frank van der

 

Development of a Marked Johne’s Disease Vaccine Strain: Using Immune Markers to Differentiate Vaccinated From Naturally Infected Animals

Lucy Luo, Jeroen De Buck

 

Intramammary Inhibition of Major Mastitis Pathogens by Non-aureus Staphylococci, a Mouse Model

Ana Paula Alves Monteiro, Domonique Carson, Jeroen De Buck, Herman W. Barkema

 

The impact of making freestall changes on lameness, lying time and leg injuries

Emily Morabito, Herman W. Barkema, Edmond A. Pajor, Laura Solano, Doris Pellerin, and Karin Orsel

 

Udder Health in Canadian Dairy Heifers Around Calving

Ali Naqvi, Jeroen De Buck, Diego Nobrega, Gang Liu, Simon Dufour, Tyler Williamson, and Herman W. Barkema

 

Genetic variation of Heifer Mastitis in Canadian Dairy Herds

Saranya G. Narayana, Filippo Miglior, S. Ali Naqvi, Pauline Martin, Herman W. Barkema

 

Association between the inventory of empty containers and on-farm treatment records to quantify antimicrobial usage in dairy herds

Diego Nobrega, Jeroen De Buck, Vineet Saini, Ali Naqvi, Sohail Naushad, Liu Gang, and Herman W. Barkema

 

Beliefs, benefits, and beyond: Influences on dairy farmers’ management decisions

Caroline Ritter, Jolanda Jansen, Steven Roche, David F. Kelton, Cindy L. Adams, Karin Orsel, Ron J. Erskine, Geart Benedictus, Theo J.G.M. Lam, and Herman W. Barkema

 

Contribution of Naturally Produced Host Defenses to Inflammation and Resolution of Digital Dermatitis in Dairy Cattle

Watts K, Fodor C, Barkema H, Cobo ER

 

Factors Impacting Ovulation Times and Temperature During Estrus and Ovulation of Holstein Dairy Cows

Tracy A. Burnett, Liam B. Polsky, Manveen Kaur and Ronaldo L.A. Cerri

 

Muddy conditions reduce cattle comfort

Jennifer M. Chen, Carolyn L. Stull, David N. Ledgerwood, and Cassandra B. Tucker

 

Effect of rumen protected vitamin B complex on metabolic parameters, milk production and d 15 endometrial outcomes

Manveen Kaur, Ivan Hartling, Tracy A. Burnett, Liam Polsky, Charlotte Donnan, Hélène Leclerc and Ronaldo L.A. Cerri

 

Dairy Calves Can be Tested for Failure of Passive Transfer Until at Least 10 Days of Age

J. Wilm, J. H. C. Costa, H. W. Neave, D. M. Weary and Marina A. G. von Keyserlingk

 

Associations Between Vaginal Temperature and Induced Estrus Expression and Fertility in Lactating Holstein Cows

L.B. Polsky, A.M.L. Madureira, E.L. Drago Filho, J.L.M. Vasconcelos, and R.L.A. Cerri

 

Milk Production and Nitrogen Utilization in Dairy Cows Fed Lactose as a Partial Replacement for Barley Starch

E. L. De Seram, G. B. Penner, and T. Mutsvangwa

 

A Comparison of Digital Dermatitis Associated Bacteria in Saskatchewan Dairy Herds

Maria Epp, Christopher Luby, Murray Jelinski, Christopher Clark, and Andrew Potter

 

Profiles and Feed Milk Value of Value Added Pellet Products Based on Combination Carinata and Canola Meal, Low Grade of Peas and Lignosulfonate at Different Levels for Dairy Cows

Víctor Guevara, David Christensen, John McKinnon, Peiqiang Yu

 

Recovery of the ruminal epithelium after acidosis

C. Kent-Dennis, J.A. Pasternak and G.B. Penner

 

Diet Formulation Strategies for Dairy Cattle in Automated Milking Systems (AMS)

Menajovsky, S.B., C.E. Walpole, T.J. DeVries, K.S. Schwartzkopf-Genswein, M.E. Walpole, and G.B. Penner

 

Is a Pelleted Feed Required in an Automated Milking System (AMS)?

Paddick, K.S., S.B. Menajovsky, and G.B. Penner

 

Detecting effect of heat-related feed processing on molecular protein structure associated with nutrient utilization of barley grains in dairy cows by using vibrational molecular spectroscopy

Luciana L. Prates, Peiqiang Yu

 

Physiochemical, Nutritional and Molecular Structural Characterization of Silages: Comparison Among CDC Barley Silage Varieties and New Forage Corn Silage for Dairy Cows

Basim Refat, David Christensen, John McKinnon, Aaron Beattie, Wenzhu Yang, and Peiqiang Yu

 

Survey of gastrointestinal nematodes in breeding-age heifers on six Saskatchewan dairy farms

H.R. Scott, J.S. Gilleard, R.W. Avramenko, E.M. Redman, B. Wagner, F.D. Uehlinger

 

A recent survey of ergot alkaloids contamination of wheat in western Canada

Haitao Shi,  Brian Chelack, Warren Schwab and Peiqiang Yu

 

A recent survey of twelve common mycotoxins contamination in wheat in western Canada

Haitao Shi,  Brian Chelack, Warren Schwab and Peiqiang Yu

 

Test possibility of using near and mid infrared spectroscopic techniques to predict mycotoxin concentrations in barley and wheat
Haitao Shi and Peiqiang Yu

 

Molecular Basis of Carbohydrate Biopolymer Structure Determined Digestibility of Newly Developed Warm-Seasoned Corn Lines in Dairy Cows
Ningning Xu, Jianxin Liu, Peiqiang Yu

 

Development of a silicone-based intravaginal letrozole-releasing device for synchronization
E.M. Zwiefelhofer, B.M. Davis, G.P. Adams

 

 

 

 

 

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