The Fresh Cow Program
is designed to help you keep fresh cows healthy and producing high quality milk with minimal milk discard.
Recognizing and managing the risk factors for metritis, and their consequences, is a critical part of a successful fresh cow program. At-risk fresh cows are susceptible to a host of health problems that can cascade into more serious diseases, like metritis.
Metritis is responsible for a number of performance challenges impacting fresh cow profitability. These include a drop in milk production, fertility depression, and overall greater odds for culling. Each of these issues also has a financial cost associated with it.
The first 10 days after calving are the most critical time period for fresh cows. During this time, producers must ensure that fresh cow workers are properly trained to identify diseases and apply appropriate treatment based on farm procedures.