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Grass Tetany is caused by an acute Magnesium (Mg) deficiency which often occurs from grazing lush swards that are low in fibre. Cows are at higher risk of tetany during cold, wet weather and stress such as weaning can also increase the chances of the disease.
In contrast to the mainly Spring Calving dairy herds in Ireland, typically dairy farmers in the United Kingdom operate an all year-round calving system (AYR), with 80% of farms falling into this category.
Management of feeding and having cows at the correct body condition score leading up to calving is important to reduce instances of difficult calvings and give the cow the best chance of going back in-calf in a timely manner.
Lameness is a common issue across beef and dairy herds with up to 35% of cows affected at some point. Lameness can lead to a loss of production and can have a significant financial impact if not managed appropriately.