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Dry Cow Management - Farm Vets

Dry cow management

The transition period is critically important to the health of a dairy cow throughout her lactation. The transition period, often referred to as the "Vital 90 days", starts at drying off around 60 days before calving and extends to the first 30 days of lactation. During this time there is huge change in the metabolic requirements of and pressures on the cow and paying attention to these during the dry period can give some real benefits when a cow progresses to lactation.

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