New animal health monitoring and management tools available from Arm and Hammer Animal Nutrition
PRINCETON, N.J. — Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition knows it can be a little confusing to determine which health parameters to measure, monitor and manage during the transition period. Yet when it comes to managing transition health challenges, how and when you perform these activities makes a big difference in defeating profit-robbing health disorders.
“We’ve developed an impressive series of detailed ‘how-to’ documents, videos, calculators and other resources to help you and your team implement profitable on-farm solutions,” explains Dr. Neil Michael, global technical services manager for Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition.
“These tools are designed to help producers understand incidence and prevalence of health challenges like subclinical hypocalcaemia or ketosis on their operation, as well as offer proven solutions to boost cow health and performance,” he adds.
Visit transition.ahdairy.com and log-in to access these new tools and resources:
Apps and calculators: These tools enable users to use their own data to determine the impact and benefit of including scientifically proven ingredients that improve cow health and performance. Users also can see how reducing transition health disorders enhances herd productivity on their operation.
“How-to” documents: Use these step-by-step recommendations to measure, monitor and manage the health and nutrition factors that influence transition period performance.
Videos: These on-farm visual demonstrations show how to perform key transition period management activities like sampling for BHBAs and performing fresh cow monitoring activities.
Additional resources: These include customizable SOP templates, presentations, management checklists and product overviews.
“These materials can help producers reduce risk, leading to more consistent and desired outcomes to get animals started right,” says Dr. Michael. “While it may seem that gaining control over transition health challenges is easier said than done, use these tools while collaborating with your nutritionist and veterinarian to measure and monitor the right metrics representing your desired outcomes.”