Preface Advisory Committee Sponsors

Session I. Consumer and Producer Realities

Milk: A Model of Diet and Health for the 21st Century
Bruce German

Separating Milk Fats from Fiction
Adam Lock

Should Animal Welfare Policy Be Influenced By Consumers’ Perceptions?
Candace Croney

Antimicrobial Resistance and the Use of Antibiotics in the Dairy Industry: Facing Consumer Perceptions and Producer Realities
John Barlow

Session II. Health Management

Using Cow Behaviour to Predict Disease
Marina von Keyserlingk

Johne’s Disease: The Ontario Program – Experiences from 2005 to 2011
Ann Godkin

Using On-Farm Mastitis Culturing
Greg Keefe

Practical Strategies to Improve Hoof Health
Gerard Cramer

Session III. Optimizing Feeding Efficiency

Back to a Traditional Approach: Re-evaluating the Use of a Single Dry Period Diet
Jim Drackley

Using Starch Digestibility Information in Ration Balancing
Charlie Sniffen

Focus on Efficiency: Coordinating Dietary Starch and Protein Utilization in the Rumen
Tim Mutsvangwa

Maintaining Milk Yield while Lowering Dietary Protein Content
Larry Chase

Session IV. Environmental Impact of Dairying

The Relationship between Cow Production and Environmental Impact
Jude Capper

The Environmental Impact of Fertility in Dairy Cows
Phil Garnsworthy

Nutrient Management Factors that Limit Profitability and Negatively Impact the Environment
Joe Harrison

Implementing Waste Solutions for Dairy Farms
Katharine Knowlton

Session V. Strategies to Improve Reproductive Performance

Strategies for Success in Heat Detection and Artificial Insemination
Joe Dalton

Reproductive Management of Dairy Heifers
Carlos Risco

Bovine Bodyworks: Ultrasound Imaging Of Reproductive Events in Cows
Gregg Adams

Postpartum Uterine Diseases: Prevalence, Impacts, and Treatments
Jocelyn Dubuc

Session VI. Minerals for a Healthy Herd

Trace Minerals in the Dry Period – Boosting Cow and Calf Health
Jim Linn

Role of Mineral and Vitamin Status on Health of Cows and Calves
Jerry Spears

Strategies to Reduce Phosphorus Losses from Dairy Farms
Katharine Knowlton

Potassium in the Early Lactation Dairy Cow and its Impact on Milk and Milk Fat Production
Joe Harrison

Session VII. Strategies to Improve your Bottom Line

A Timeline Approach from Calving to the end of the Voluntary Waiting Period to Increase Pregnancy Rate
Carlos Risco

Alberta Johne’s Disease Initiative
Gerald Ollis

What’s Mine Is Yours – Perspectives on Biosecurity for Canadian Dairy Farms
Dave Kelton

The Impact of Forage Use and Quality on Economic Returns of Canadian Dairy Farms
Edith Charbonneau.


Understanding How Photoperiod Manipulation Enhances Milk Production
Bentley, P. A., Wall, E. H., McFadden, T. B.

Review on Factors That Affect Feed Efficiency and Indirect Effect of Selection for Efficiency on Some Traits
Ghader Manafiazar, T. McFadden, and Z. Wang

Does Flooring Surface Affect Estrous Behaviour in Lactating Dairy Cows?
C.A. Felton and D.J. Ambrose

Does Age or Lactation Affect the Expression of Mounting Behaviour in Dairy Cattle?
C.A. Felton, M.G. Colazo, C.J. Bench, D.J. Ambrose

Association between Endometrial Cytology and Uterine Ultrasound Findings in Postpartum Dairy Cows
M.G. Colazo, A. Dourey, P. Ponce-Barajas, and D.J. Ambrose

Pregnancy Establishment in Dairy Cows Supplemented With Progesterone Before and After Timed-AI
M.G. Colazo, A. Dourey, and D.J. Ambrose

Evaluation of Wheat DDGS as a Barley Grain Substitute for Early Lactating Dairy Cows
Y. Q. Sun, and M. Oba

Effect of In Vitro Fibre Digestibility of Whole Plant Barley Silage on Milk Production and Feed Efficiency
M. L. Swift, P. Juskiw, J. Hel1, M. Oba

Dairy Cow Lactation Curve Comparison of Pre 1960 and Post 2005 Daily Milk Yields Based on the Wood’s Model
A. Foth, M. Fehr, P Yu, A. Azafar, and D.A. Christensen

Inhalation as Route of Transmission for Mycobacterium Avium Subspecies Paratuberculosis
Susanne W. Eisenberg, Ad P. Koet1, Mirjam Nielen, Herman W. Barkema, Jeroen de Buck, Karin Orsel

Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci and the Consequences for Udder Health, Milk Production and Culling
Robert Huggins, Herman W. Barkema, Jeroen De Buck

Comparison of Milk and Serum ELISA in the Determination of the Prevalence of Johne’s Disease in Alberta Dairy Herds
Dennis Klugkist, Herman W. Barkema, Karin Orsel, Gordon A. Atkins, Erin Vernooy and Jeroen De Buck.

Age and Dose Dependent Susceptibility to Mycobacterium Avium Subsp. Paratuberculosis in Dairy Cattle
Rienske Mortier, Karin Orsel, Herman W. Barkema, Michelle Drissler, Gordon Atkins, Jeroen De Buck

Investigating Mesenteric Lymph Nodes and Fat for Microbes Associated with Crohn’s Disease
Maria E. Negrón, Gilaad G. Kaplan, Subrata Gosh, Jeroen De Buck, Kevin P. Rioux, Marcel A. Behr, Herman W. Barkema.

Dairy Cow Longevity in Alberta
Laura Solano, Herman W. Barkema, Ed Pajor, Steve Mason and Karin Orsel

Culture-Negative Mastitis
Praseeda Ajitkumar, Herman W. Barkema, $amp; Jeroen De Buck

Antimicrobial Resistance in Common Mastitis Pathogens on Canadian Dairy Farms
Vineet Saini, J Trenton McClure, and Herman W. Barkema

Antimicrobial Use on Canadian Dairy Farms
Vineet Saini, J Trenton McClure, David Léger, and Herman W. Barkema

Fertility Markers in Dairy Bulls: Implications for Improving Cattle Productivity
Habib Shojae, Tom Kroetsch, Patrick Blondin, Randy Wilde, John P. Kastelic and Jacob C. Thundathil

Risk Assessment and Environmental Sampling as Useful Tools to Control Johne’s Disease on Alberta Dairy Farms
Robert Wolf, Herman W. Barkema, Steve Mason, Emily McDonald, Mike Slomp, Gerald Ollis and Karin Orsel

Concentrations of Non Structural Carbohydrates in AM and PM-Cut Forage Species.
Bélanger, G., Pelletier, S., Tremblay, G.F., Bertrand, A., Drapeau, R., Castonguay, Y and Pageau, D

Effect of Cutting Time and Maceration on Nitrogen Utilization of Trefoil-Grass Hay by Growing Cattle.
A.F. Brito, C. Lafrenière, and R. Berthiaume

Calf Mortality and Morbidity in Central Europe and Canada: Comparative Incidence, Producers’ Estimates and Management Practices
E. Vasseur, D. Pellerin, A. M. de Passillé, C. Winckler, B. J. Lensink, U. Knierim, and J. Rushen

Detection of the Major Mastitis-Causing Pathogens by a Rapid and High-Throughput Molecular Assay
Nathalie Bissonnette

Effect of Cutting Management and Maceration on Forage Total Non-structural Carbohydrates Concentration and Cattle Preference.
G. Raggio, A. Tucker, M. Mongeon, R. Bergeron & R. Berthiaume

Swathing On the Concentration of Non Structural Carbohydrates during Wilting of Alfalfa
G.F. Tremblay, C. Morin, G. Bélanger, A. Bertrand, Y. Castonguay, R. Michaud, R. Berthiaume, and G. Allard

Amino Acid Profiles and In Vitro Intestinal Digestibility of Corn Distiller Grain
W. Z. Yang, Y. L. Li, and L. Armentano

Milk, an Outstanding Source of Vitamin B12
J. Jacques Matte, Frédéric Guay and Christiane L. Girard

Expression of Heme Related Genes in Staphylococcus Aureus
M. S. Diarra, M. Kobylarz, M. Allard, H. Rempel, E. Brouillette, P. Lacasse and F. Malouin

Posted in 2011.