Preface Advisory Committee Sponsors

Session I. Issues Facing the Industry

The European Dairy Industry Post Supply Management
Kees Romijn

GMOs – Food Saviour or the Devil in Disguise?
Margaret Smith

Does Animal Agriculture Contribute to Antibiotic Resistance in Humans? Current Insights into Dairy Cattle and Their Role in Antibiotic Resistance
Tim McAllister

Session II. Nutritional Management

Avoiding Silage Problems
Richard Muck

Feeding the Fresh Cow: What is the Ideal Carbohydrate Mix?
Heather Dann

The Relationship Between NDF Digestibility and Animal Performance
David Combs

Something to Ruminate on…Why We Should Watch Cows Chew
Trevor DeVries

Session III. Farming and Research

Student Research Presentation Competition
Caroline Corbett, Casey Jacobs, Jayden MacPherson, and Basim Refat

Dairy Farming Across Canada
Anton Borst, David Janssens, Dave Loewith

Session IV. Animal Welfare and Consumers

Dairy Processor’s Role in Promoting Animal Welfare
Warren Skippon

Promoting Animal Welfare – An Industry Perspective
David Wiens

Sharing Your Story: Strategies to Get the Truth About Dairying to Consumers
Julaine Treur

Stakeholder Views, Including the Public, on Expectations for Dairy Cattle Welfare
Marina von Keyserlingk

Session V. Reproduction-Nutrition Interactions

The Role of Glucose in Dairy Cattle Reproduction
Matthew Lucy

Can Feeding Fats Improve Reproductive Performance in Dairy Cows?
Divakar Ambrose

The Importance of BCS Management to Cow Welfare, Performance and Fertility
James Drackley

Influence of Dietary Protein and Amino Acids on Reproduction in Dairy Cows
Peter Hansen

Session VI. Innovation, Health and Welfare

Align Your Precision Dairy Robot System with Your Goals
Ben Smink

Is Automated Calf Feeding Right for Your Farm?
Marcia Endres

Past, Present and Future of Footbaths in Alberta
Karin Orsel

What’s New in Controlling Digital Dermatitis?
Dörte Döpfer

Session VII. Transition Cow Management

Mechanisms Linking Postpartum Metabolism with Reproduction
Matthew Lucy

What Can Be Learned From TMR Audits?
Tom Oelberg

Diagnosing Trace Mineral Deficiencies and Excesses in Transition Dairy Cows
Brent Hoff

Protein and Amino Acid Requirements of the Close-up Dry Cow
Robert Van Saun

Poster Abstracts

Ovarian Activity Preceding First Insemination Affects Fertility in Postpartum Dairy Cows
T.C. Bruinjé, M. Gobikrushanth, C. Felton, D.J. Ambrose

Effects of Estrous Expression, Body Condition, and Lameness on Ovulation Times of Holstein Dairy Cows
Tracy A. Burnett, Liam B. Polsky, Manveen Kaur and Ronaldo L.A. Cerri

The in vitro Inhibitory Effect of Coagulase-negative staphylococci on Major Mastitis Pathogens
Domonique Carson, Larissa Condas, Diego Nobrega, Jeroen De Buck, Herman W. Barkema

Modifications of the Heatsynch Protocol for Natural-service Breeding in Dairy Cows.
M.G. Colazo and P. R. Whittaker

Economic Evaluation of Two Reproductive Management Strategies in Alberta Dairy Herds
M.G. Colazo, J.O. Giordano and V. E. Cabrera

The Effect of Milk Allowance on Performance and Starter Intake of Dairy Calves
J. H. C. Costa, H.W. Neave, K. Rosenberger, M. A. G. von Keyserlingk and D. M. Weary

A Collaborative Initiative for Laboratory Production of Cattle Embryos in Western Canada
Alysha Dance, Andres Arteaga, Clayton Elliott and Jacob Thundathil

Genomics is Key to Decrease the Environmental Footprint of the Dairy Industry
Mary De Pauw, Ellen Goddard, Paul Stothard, Filippo Miglior

Is Lactation More Persistent with Photoperiod Management?
S. Espinoza and M. Oba

Can the Measurement of “Ano-Genital Distance” Predict Fertility of Dairy Cows?
M. Gobikrushanth, T.C. Bruinje, M.G. Colazo and D.J. Ambrose

Can Anti-Müllerian Hormone Concentration be Used as a Fertility Marker in Dairy Cows?
M. Gobikrushanth, P.A. Dutra, C.J.Felton, S.Srivastava, T.C. Bruinje, A. Ruiz, M.G. Colazo and D.J. Ambrose

Endometritis Affected Fertility But Not Dry Matter Intake or Milk Yield in Dairy Cows
M. Gobikrushanth, R. Salehi, D.J. Ambrose and M.G. Colazo

Value Added Pellet Products Based on Combination of New Co-Products from Bio-Fuel/Bio-Oil Processing, Low Grade of Legume Seeds/Screening, and Lignosulfonate Chemical Compound at Different Levels for Dairy Cows
Víctor Guevara, David A. Christensen, John J. McKinnon, Peiqiang Yu

The Effects of Feeding a High- or Low-plane of Nutrition Pre-weaning on Growth and Starter Intake in Group-housed Calves.
J. Haisan, M. Oba, D. J. Ambrose and M. A. Steele

Accuracy of a Cow-side Test for Quantification of Blood BHB and Glucose in Lactating Dairy Cows
I. López Helguera, A. Behrouzi, M. Gobikrushanth, B. Hoff and M.G. Colazo

Novel Sensor Technology for Progesterone and Estradiol Detection in Milk Samples
Yaxin Jiang, Marcos G. Colazo and Michael J. Serpe

Cow- and Herd-level Associations of Housing, Management, and Lameness with Productivity and Cow Behaviour in Automated Milking Systems
M. T. M. King, E. A. Pajor, S. J. LeBlanc, and T. J. DeVries

Development of a Bovine Leukemia Virus Control Program
Alessa Kuczewski and Frank van der Meer

The Effect of Intramammary Infection With Coagulase-negative Staphylococci on Udder Health, Production and Culling in Canadian Dairy Herds
G. Liu, J. De Buck, L. Condas, D. Nobrega, S. Dufour, S. De Vliegher, and H.W. Barkema

Creating Immune Markers and Complementary Diagnostics for a Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) Vaccine Strain
Lucy Luo and Jeroen De Buck

Feeding More Often Can Reduce the Severity of SARA and Increase Milk Fat Yield
K. Macmillan and M. Oba

Enhancing Dairy Producers’ Profitability Using Genomics
F. Malchiodi, J. P. Chesnais, A.-M. Christen, F. S. Schenkel and F. Miglior

A Survey of Management Practices and Producers’ Perceptions Regarding Manual and Computer-controlled Milk Feeding Systems for Dairy Calves
Catalina Medrano-Galarza, Jeff Rushen, Anne Marie de Passillé, Andria Jones-Bitton, Trevor DeVries, Stephen LeBlanc, and Derek Haley

Inhibition of Intramammary Infection with Major Pathogens by Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci
Ana Paula Alves Monteiro, Domonique Carson, Jeroen De Buck, Herman W. Barkema

Re-evaluation of Cow Comfort, Cow Longevity, and Lameness after Management Changes in Dairy Barns in Alberta
Emily Morabito, Herman Barkema, Ed Pajor, Laura Solano, and Karin Orsel

A Nutritional Evaluation of Common Barley Varieties Grown for Silage by Beef and Dairy Producers in Western Canada
Jayakrishnan Nair, David Christensen, Peiqiang Yu, Aaron D. Beattie, Tim McAllister, Daalkhaijav Damiran, Natalie Preston, Leland Fuhr and John J. McKinnon

Epidemiology of Causal Pathogens of Mastitis in Heifers in Canadian Dairy Herds
A. Naqvi, J. De Buck, J.-P. Roy, G.P. Keefe, T. DeVries, S. Dufour, and H.W. Barkema

Primiparous and Multiparous Dairy Cows Differ in Feeding, Social, Exploratory and Lying Behavior During the Transition Period
H.W. Neave, J. Lomb, M. A. G. von Keyserlingk, A. Behnam-Shabahang, and D. M. Weary

Evaluation of Whole-crop Barley Cultivars in Western Canada for in vitro Fiber Digestibility
M. Oba, W. Shi, V. S. Baron, and P. E. Juskiw

Standardizing Infrared Thermography (IRT) and Micro-Behavioural Biometrics for Estrus Detection in Dairy Cows
H.J. Perez Marquez, D.J. Ambrose, A. Schaefer, C. Bench

How Do Alberta Dairy Farmers See On-farm Johne’s Disease Control?
Caroline Ritter, Jolanda Jansen, Keliesha Roth, John Kastelic, Cindy Adams and Herman Barkema

Multiparous Cows Delivering a Male Calf Had Lower Dry Matter Intake During Transition Period
R. Salehi, M. G. Colazo, M. Oba, D. J. Ambrose

Feeding a Diet Supplemented with Flaxseed Reduced Degenerated Embryos and Activated Genes Involved in Embryonic Cell Survival and Viability
R. Salehi, M. G. Colazo, S. Tsoi, A. Behrouzi, M. K. Dyck, M. Oba1, D. J. Ambrose

Cathelicidin-inducers Butyrate and Vitamin D Modulate the Inflammatory Response in Intestinal Cells Exposed to Salmonella spp. Virulent Factors
Chaitanya Shah, Ravi Holani, Qahir Haji, Eduardo Cobo

Rest Behaviour as a Tool for Estrous Detection: Risk Factors for Poor Expression and Associations with Ovulation and Conception Risk
Silper, B.F., L.B. Polsky, A.M.L. Madureira, E.L. Drago Filho, J.L.M. Vasconcelos, R.L.A. Cerri

Characterization of Bacterial Colonization in Large Intestine of Pre-weaned Dairy Calves Using Quantitative Real Time-PCR
Y. Song, N. Malmuthuge, M. A. Steele, L. L. Guan

Evaluation and Validation of Estrus Activity Using Visual Observations, a Heat-mount Detector and an Electronic Activity Monitor in Dairy Heifers.
S. Srivastava, C.A. Felton, T.C. Bruinje, M. Gobikrushanth, D.J. Ambrose

Flotation Therapy of Non-ambulatory Cows
J. Stojkov, D. M. Weary, and M. A. G. von Keyserlingk

Impacts of Automatic Milking Systems on Canadian Producers’ Perceptions of Dairy Cow Productivity, Health and Welfare
Christina Tse, Trevor DeVries, Jeff Rushen, Herman Barkema, Elsa Vasseur, Ed Pajor

Lying Times of Lactating Cows on Dairy Farms With Automated Milking Systems and the Relation to Lameness, Leg Lesions, and Body Condition Score
R. Westin, A. Vaughan, A. M. de Passillé, T. J. DeVries, E. A. Pajor, D. Pellerin, J. M. Siegford, E. Vasseur, J. Rushen

Amount and Type of Dietary Fatty Acids Affect Fatty Acid Composition of the Ruminal Epithelium and Short-chain Fatty Acid Absorption
Ana C. Verdugo and Gregory B. Penner

Distribution of Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci from Milk and Extramammary Sites on Saskatchewan Dairies
Colleen E. Walpole, Herman W. Barkema, Jeroen De Buck, Janet E. Hill, and Christopher D. Luby

Posted in 2016.