Animals

The structure of the skull of a cow

In addition to keeping and caring for cattle, livestock breeders need to know how the animal’s body works. This introductory article describes the structure of a cow’s skull and its features. Anatomy of a cow’s skull There are two sections in the cow’s cranium: facial and brain. In the first section are the organs of vision, smell and taste, and in the second is the brain of the animal....

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Life expectancy of cows and bulls

9 likes The life expectancy of cattle depends on how much milk and offspring its owner gets. Let us consider in more detail how to determine the age of cows and bulls, as well as how to prolong the life of animals. How many years on average live cattle? On average, the life expectancy of cows is 17-20 years. Bulls live slightly less than females - no more than 15 years....

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What is the cow tail for?

Each cow has a tail with a fluffy tassel, which, as a rule, it swings from side to side. Many people wonder why the cow needs this part of the body. Let’s take a closer look at it. Why a cow’s tail Using this process, cattle drives away annoying insects: flies, gadflies, mosquitoes, horseflies....

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Cow's teeth: their number, structure and causes of loss

The peculiarity of the anatomical structure of the stomach in cows is such that they must constantly chew food, as a result of which a large load is placed on their teeth. In this article, we will consider the structural features of cattle jaws, learn how to determine the age of the teeth and their possible diseases in cows.The construction of the jaw of a cow...

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Cow of the Yaroslavl breed: description, care and feeding

The breed of Yaroslavl cows is one of the oldest in Russia, where for many years it has been valued for its highest milk productivity and fatty nutrient yields. In our article, we will consider a detailed description of these animals and find out all the nuances of their keeping, nutrition and walking. Description of the breed The Yaroslavl breed of cows was bred in the 19th century in Yaroslavl province through animal husbandry to improve the quality of breeding cattle....

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Kostroma breed cow: description, care and feeding

Cattle herds are divided by productivity areas. Some animals are raised for meat, others produce large quantities of milk, and still others have a mixed direction. One of the most valuable breeds of cattle, which gives tasty meat and a lot of milk, is considered the Kostroma breed of cows....

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How to remove worms in cattle

Tapeworms - are in the body of animals in the larval stage. Parasitize mainly in the digestive tract. Once in a living organism, worms actively absorb nutrients from the food they receive. At the location of parasites, helminthiasis is classified into intestinal and extraintestinal.Helminths quickly reach puberty and give birth to numerous offspring....

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How to treat mastitis in a cow

Everyone who has been breeding cattle with the goal of obtaining dairy products is familiar with mastitis. This diagnosis brings many problems, so it is important to know how to identify it and how to cure it in order to minimize the waste of milk and money - more on this later in the article. What is mastitis in a cow. One of the most common diseases in dairy farming is mastitis....

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Hereford breed of cattle: description, care and feeding

A cow has been a life companion and source of human nutrition for several thousand years, during which the breeds of this animal were clearly divided according to the benefits brought to its owner, into dairy, meat and mixed meat and dairy. The Hereford cow is a distinct representative of the meat breed, and for the entire time of its breeding the dairy "component" has never been given attention....

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Galloway breed of cows: description, care and feeding

These shaggy and hornless animals quite strongly beat out from the usual image of cows. This and other qualities of this interesting breed will be discussed in the article. Description of the breed. The Galloway cow breed appeared in highland Scotland, where it has been cultivated for a long time, but was brought to modern conditions by local breeders only at the end of the 18th century....

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What to do if the cow has lost gum

Loss of chewing gum in cows is a symptom of a malfunctioning food processing system in the stomach. Chewing gum is the process of re-chewing coarse food, which contributes to its assimilation. Veterinarians call malnutrition, calving and pregnancy the causes of pathologies. Why do cows constantly chew? These animals became ruminant during evolution....

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Red steppe breed of cows: description, care and feeding

There are a large number of breeds of cows, which are divided among themselves in the direction of productivity. In this article, we will consider the features of maintaining and caring for the red steppe breed, the principles of its feeding, as well as the advantages and disadvantages over animals of other breeds. Description of the breed These animals got their name due to the characteristic red-red color, which is occasionally diluted with white spots on the stomach and limbs ....

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Postpartum paresis in cows: symptoms and treatment

In livestock, the emergence of a new calf is important not only in terms of increasing the number of livestock, but also as a factor in increasing the productivity of dairy cows.In the postpartum period, the milk yield increases to 20–25 liters per day, and reaches its peak by the 60th day after calving, therefore it is necessary to prevent postpartum complications, which, in particular, include paresis....

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Belgian blue meat breed of cows: characteristics, care and feeding

The Belgian breed of cows, first of all, is known for the fact that its representatives are highly developed muscles and a lot of weight. They are even often called monster cows, bodybuilder cows. Belgian blue cow is one of the three best meat breeds. What advantages it still possesses and how to properly maintain it, will be considered in this material....

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How to treat udder swelling in a cow after calving

Many farmers suggest that swelling of the udder in cows after calving is quite normal, as it is a natural reaction of the body to pregnancy. Yes, the short-term presence of a slight swelling is permissible during this period. But there are other causes of swelling of the mammary glands of a cow. We will talk about the causes of edema and how to deal with it in our article....

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How to identify cow hunting

113 likes Experts call the second half of the hunt the best period for inseminating cows. Not only the level of herd reproduction, but also its milk production depends on the timeliness of determining this phase. We will discuss the methods of definition and the signs of a favorable moment in the cow's sexual cycle, as well as the reasons for false desires, later in the article....

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Jersey breed of cows: description, care and feeding

The Jersey Cow belongs to the expressed breeds of the dairy direction. Many farms prefer to keep cattle for universal use, but this breed is popular in many countries of the world due to its high milk yield and excellent milk performance (especially in terms of fat content). Consider a description of this breed, its advantages and disadvantages, as well as features of the content and feeding....

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How to treat ketosis in cows

The constant development and improvement of the processes of organizing livestock production has led to a sharp increase in milk production and an increase in the genetic potential of cattle.However, such changes affected the established types of feeding and keeping animals, which is often a source of metabolic disorders in cows....

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Cattle feed: composition, nutrition, species analysis

Cows are unpretentious animals, they can eat both high-quality food, and they will not disdain food whose quality factor is in doubt. But if the owners of cattle take advantage of their undemanding, then you should not expect high rates and good health from the animal. The level of productivity and physical condition of the horned depends on the owner’s approach to their feeding and living conditions....

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