- From Dead Lame to 1-D
- Tendons & Ligaments part 2 of 2
- Range of Motion - The Basics on Joint Health and OCD Lesions
- Tendons and Ligaments (to avoid injury and prevent lameness) - part 1 of 2
- Coffin Bone Fracture
- Kubic's Comeback from Lameness
- More on OCD Lesions
- Attention Dairymen: What's Your Number?
- Bone Development In Young Horses
- Hope For OCD Lesions
Today we are going to continue with the rest of the article "Vital Connections"
As an animal matures and ages, a component necessary for collagen production called silicon becomes less prominent. A lack of support in this area may compromise the flexibility and elasticity of the bones and contribute to inadequate tissue production in, and around the joints. Without silicon to produce the elastic effect that portion of the bone needs, the more susceptible it is to damage because it isn’t able to effectively “absorb” the shock.
What is it about the high SCC that bothers you most? Is it the number that comes back on the check when you’ve exceeded the favorable limits… or is there something more?Could it be that, on average, a 2.5% decrease in production translates to a loss of nearly 50 pounds on just ten cows milking 65 pounds/day?