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Table of Contents
Session I. Issues Facing the Industry
GMOs – Food Saviour or the Devil in Disguise?
Session II. Nutritional Management
Avoiding Silage Problems
Something to Ruminate on…Why We Should Watch Cows Chew
Session III. Farming and Research
Student Research Presentation Competition
Dairy Farming Across Canada
Session IV. Animal Welfare and Consumers
Dairy Processor's Role in Promoting Animal Welfare
Stakeholder Views, Including the Public, on Expectations for Dairy Cattle Welfare
Session V. Reproduction-Nutrition Interactions
The Role of Glucose in Dairy Cattle Reproduction
Can Feeding Fats Improve Reproductive Performance in Dairy Cows?
Session VI. Innovation, Health and Welfare
Is Automated Calf Feeding Right for Your Farm?
Past, Present and Future of Footbaths in Alberta
What's New in Controlling Digital Dermatitis?
Session VII. Transition Cow Management
What Can Be Learned From TMR Audits?
Protein and Amino Acid Requirements of the Close-up Dry Cow
Ovarian Activity Preceding First Insemination Affects Fertility in Postpartum Dairy Cows
Effects of Estrous Expression, Body Condition, and Lameness on Ovulation Times of Holstein Dairy Cows
The in vitro Inhibitory Effect of Coagulase-negative staphylococci on Major Mastitis Pathogens
Modifications of the Heatsynch Protocol for Natural-service Breeding in Dairy Cows.
Economic Evaluation of Two Reproductive Management Strategies in Alberta Dairy Herds
The Effect of Milk Allowance on Performance and Starter Intake of Dairy Calves
A Collaborative Initiative for Laboratory Production of Cattle Embryos in Western Canada
Genomics is Key to Decrease the Environmental Footprint of the Dairy Industry
Is Lactation More Persistent with Photoperiod Management?
Can the Measurement of “Ano-Genital Distance” Predict Fertility of Dairy Cows?
Can Anti-Müllerian Hormone Concentration be Used as a Fertility Marker in Dairy Cows?
Endometritis Affected Fertility But Not Dry Matter Intake or Milk Yield in Dairy Cows
Value Added Pellet Products Based on Combination of New Co-Products from Bio-Fuel/Bio-Oil Processing, Low Grade of Legume Seeds/Screening, and Lignosulfonate Chemical Compound at Different Levels for Dairy Cows
The Effects of Feeding a High- or Low-plane of Nutrition Pre-weaning on Growth and Starter Intake in Group-housed Calves.
Accuracy of a Cow-side Test for Quantification of Blood BHB and Glucose in Lactating Dairy Cows
Novel Sensor Technology for Progesterone and Estradiol Detection in Milk Samples
Cow- and Herd-level Associations of Housing, Management, and Lameness with Productivity and Cow Behaviour in Automated Milking Systems
Development of a Bovine Leukemia Virus Control Program
The Effect of Intramammary Infection With Coagulase-negative Staphylococci on Udder Health, Production and Culling in Canadian Dairy Herds
Feeding More Often Can Reduce the Severity of SARA and Increase Milk Fat Yield
Enhancing Dairy Producers' Profitability Using Genomics
A Survey of Management Practices and Producers' Perceptions Regarding Manual and Computer-controlled Milk Feeding Systems for Dairy Calves
Inhibition of Intramammary Infection with Major Pathogens by Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci
Re-evaluation of Cow Comfort, Cow Longevity, and Lameness after Management Changes in Dairy Barns in Alberta
A Nutritional Evaluation of Common Barley Varieties Grown for Silage by Beef and Dairy Producers in Western Canada
Epidemiology of Causal Pathogens of Mastitis in Heifers in Canadian Dairy Herds
Primiparous and Multiparous Dairy Cows Differ in Feeding, Social, Exploratory and Lying Behavior During the Transition Period
Evaluation of Whole-crop Barley Cultivars in Western Canada for in vitro Fiber Digestibility
Standardizing Infrared Thermography (IRT) and Micro-Behavioural Biometrics for Estrus Detection in Dairy Cows
How Do Alberta Dairy Farmers See On-farm Johne's Disease Control?
Multiparous Cows Delivering a Male Calf Had Lower Dry Matter Intake During Transition Period
Feeding a Diet Supplemented with Flaxseed Reduced Degenerated Embryos and Activated Genes Involved in Embryonic Cell Survival and Viability
Cathelicidin-inducers Butyrate and Vitamin D Modulate the Inflammatory Response in Intestinal Cells Exposed to Salmonella spp. Virulent Factors
Rest Behaviour as a Tool for Estrous Detection: Risk Factors for Poor Expression and Associations with Ovulation and Conception Risk
Characterization of Bacterial Colonization in Large Intestine of Pre-weaned Dairy Calves Using Quantitative Real Time-PCR
Evaluation and Validation of Estrus Activity Using Visual Observations, a Heat-mount Detector and an Electronic Activity Monitor in Dairy Heifers.
Flotation Therapy of Non-ambulatory Cows
Impacts of Automatic Milking Systems on Canadian Producers' Perceptions of Dairy Cow Productivity, Health and Welfare
Lying Times of Lactating Cows on Dairy Farms With Automated Milking Systems and the Relation to Lameness, Leg Lesions, and Body Condition Score
Amount and Type of Dietary Fatty Acids Affect Fatty Acid Composition of the Ruminal Epithelium and Short-chain Fatty Acid Absorption
Distribution of Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci from Milk and Extramammary Sites on Saskatchewan Dairies