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FarmLabo celebrates business partner’s anniversary in Denmark

During the first weekend of June, FarmLabo travelled to Denmark to celebrate the anniversary of a business partner. On Saturday June 1st, veterinary practice Kronborg (Kvægdyrlægerne Kronborg) celebrated it’s 25th anniversary together with clients and relatives. The practice employs seven bovine veterinarians who supervise mainly large dairy farms in northern Jutland. Since the beginning of …

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Test blood for BHB and NEFA in the first two weeks of lactation

Within two weeks after calving or in the last week before calving are the best times to test blood for beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) and non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA). So says Julia Moorhouse, Head of Veterinary Services at Map of Ag in a webinar on the transition period. The impact of NEFA and BHB Measuring NEFA levels …

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FarmLabo and Elanco organised a successful workshop about BoviLab

FarmLabo organised a successful workshop for (prospective) users of BoviLab. Together with Elanco, FarmLabo joined forces to bring this event to life. On 16 May, veterinarians and some nutritionists travelled to Boerderij de Pol in Scherpenzeel (Gld.) to attend the workshop. After the reception and a sandwich lunch, bovine veterinarian Mark van Kleef explained how …

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Recent study: BoviLab is a useful and practical tool

A recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that BoviLab is a useful and practical tool for improving the transition period in dairy cows. During the research conducted in 2023, 297 blood samples from 261 Holstein cows were taken and analysed using BoviLab. These cows were divided into four lactation stages: 14 days before …

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First BoviLab users in Switzerland

The first BoviLab users in Switzerland are now on board. The veterinary practices Bovi Swiss and Reprovet have both been using a BoviLab since February. New users have also joined in the Netherlands and Belgium. These are Vallei & Wetering dierenartsen from Renswoude, Dierenartsencentrum de Stellingwerven from Oosterwolde and Animalvith from Belgium. Dierenartsenpraktijk VUG (Voorthuizen, …

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Blood testing for BHB alone is not sufficient to prevent ketosis

Veterinarians who exclusively test blood for beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) miss a large number of cows that are indeed at risk of subclinical ketosis. British research shows that not all dairy cows have elevated levels of both BHB and non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) in their blood. A British study examined how many cows experience a negative energy …

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