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Profitability in the dairy industry is dependant on many factors, including the achievement of optimal milk production throughout lactation. Metabolic disorders or infectious diseases that begin during the transition period (three weeks before and after calving) can decrease profitability significantly due to lost production, increased treatment costs and increased culling.
A rectal prolapse refers to the protrusion of rectal tissue outside the anus. It is a common problem in the sheep industry, inflicting 2 percent to 10 percent of lambs from weaning to approximately 1 year of age. It commonly occurs among lambs exhibited at youth livestock shows, leaving the general public with a negative perception of our industry. Fortunately, the causes of rectal prolapse often can be identified and prevented, allowing for suitable treatment methods to be used.
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Sensory loss is defined as a decreased ability to respond to stimuli that affect our senses (hearing, touch, etc.). For example, vision loss might mean that we cannot see a person across the street wave at us, or hearing loss might result in us struggling to hear people speaking in a certain tone of voice. Sensory loss is inevitable, but that does not mean adults who are losing one or more of their senses have no options available to them.
The renewability of biomass fuels provides and advantage over other forms of energy. Shelled corn can be renewed in a little as 180 days. Advances in the efficiency, simplicity and convenience of biomass stoves all have increased the popularity of these heating sources.