The overall health of your herd is a good indicator for many aspects of production.
Herd health management spans many aspects of animal agriculture. Feed, housing, and biosecurity are just some of the facets of your farm that you must manage. Every aspect contributes to the overall health and production of your herd.
While you may only have a few animals displaying clinical disease, it is important to realize that there are probably many more cases of subclinical disease – meaning animals are sick and spreading the infection, but not displaying clinical signs. Not only does this affect an animal’s health and well-being, but it can also have an effect on production – meaning potentially decreased milk production, average daily gains, etc. This is why it is important to implement parasite control schedules, vaccination schedules, and disease protocols in your herd.
The veterinarians at Tsolum will help you make the appropriate decisions for you and your herd, assist you in the implementation of these plans, and then measure and evaluate the outcomes. This ‘Health Management Cycle’ is key to a successful farm. We want to help you meet all your production goals, while having a happy, healthy herd!