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Kingshay's Knowledgebase - Health - Disease Prevention

Summer Mastitis

Summer Mastitis

Summer mastitis poses a continued and significant risk to dry cows and maiden heifers in the warmer months of July to September and has even been identified in bull calve...

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Teat Condition

Teat Condition

Maintaining good teat condition is a crucial line of defence against mastitis, as opportunistic pathogenic infection via the teat canal is one of the most common causes. ...

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The Impact of Heat Stress on UK Milk Production and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from the Dairy Industry

The Impact of Heat Stress on UK Milk Production and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from the Dairy Industry

This is the second issue of our new publication, RESEARCH insight. The aim of the publication is to translate relevant scientific research into useful information for you...

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Understanding Anthelmintics & Anthelmintic Guide

Understanding Anthelmintics & Anthelmintic Guide

In the UK anthelmintic resistance is common in sheep, and while less so in cattle, it is a growing threat to their health and welfare. If left unimpeded, it could lead to...

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Understanding Magnesium Balance Farming Note

Understanding Magnesium Balance Farming Note

Magnesium balance is important for health and production. Low magnesium levels are linked to grass staggers and milk fever. Excessive supplementation will result in scour...

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Vaccination Planning Farming Note

Vaccination Planning Farming Note

Vaccination is a crucial tool in disease control and in improving the health of your herd. Vaccines are available for many of the common diseases of cattle and their use...

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Water Supply Farming Note

Water Supply Farming Note

Dairy cows will drink up to 160 litres in 24 hours so their water supply must make that readily available. Minor restrictions in water availability can reduce water intak...

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What are your Cows telling you about their Ration?

What are your Cows telling you about their Ration?

Analysing forages and balancing rations with your nutritionist are important components of cost-effective feeding. Formulating a diet that works on paper is only part of ...

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Youngstock Worms

Youngstock Worms

This is one of a series of three insight publications, looking at parasitic worms in cattle. Together these publications provide a comprehensive guide for developing a go...

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