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Latest NDSU Extension Publications

Proper Milking Techniques

Mastitis Control Programs Proper Milking Techniques - AS1126

Mastitis is an inflammation of the mammary gland. It is usually caused by bacteria which have penetrated the udder. These bacteria enter the udder through the teat end. They do not go from quarter to quarter without going out of the opening of one teat and into the opening of another. Proper management of cows during and between each milking is required for maximum milk production and mastitis prevention. The economic loss from mastitis makes it the dairy industry’s most important disease. The technologies to control and eradicate mastitis have been available for many years, yet bacteria still take thousands of cows out of production every year. The goal of every mastitis control program is to prevent bacteria from entering a normal and healthy mammary gland. This means that each step involved in proper milking procedures must occur at each milking every day for each cow in the herd. There are no exceptions or shortcuts to preventing mastitis.

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The Selection and Protection of Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees

The Selection and Protection of Fresh - Cut Christmas Trees - H1048

The use of fresh-cut evergreen trees for the Christmas holidays bring both a pleaure and uniqueness that no artificial tree could ever match. This publication will help you choose the right tree and provides safety tips to make your holiday an enjoyable one.

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Diabetic Retinopathy: Prevention, Treatment and Diet

Eating for Your Eyes II Diabetic Retinopathy: Prevention, Treatment and Diet - FN1493

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. Caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina, diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease. Usually no symptoms are present in the early stages of the disease. As the disease progresses, a person may experience spots in vision or blurred vision.

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Ground-source Heat Pumps

Ground-source Heat Pumps - AE1483

A heat pump can be an efficient alternative to a standard home heating system. Moreover, during the cooling season, its function can be reversed, and it becomes an air conditioner. This publication explains the basics, installation, advantages, disadvantages, sizing, cost and efficiency of using the ground-source heat pumps.

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Communicating About Money and Money Issues

Communicating About Money and Money Issues - FS592

Money! We argue about it, we need it, we save it, we earn it, we spend it, we think about it. This publication will show you steps to make it work as you plan for your financial security.

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