Table of Content

Preface Advisory Committee Sponsors


Session I.  Industry Challenges and Perspectives Efficiency 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 Ferguson

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

Posted in 2017.