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Donna Amaral-Phillips



ID-140
Kentucky Beef Quality Assurance Program
2/6/2015 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Jim Akers, Donna Amaral-Phillips,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a program developed to ensure that beef and dairy cattle are managed in a manner that will result in safe and wholesome beef and milk products for the consumer. Specifically, BQA is designed to enhance carcass quality by preventing drug residues, injection-site blemishes, and bruises. The Kentucky Beef Quality Assurance Program is based on recommended national guidelines and scientific research. This program enables beef and dairy producers to enhance their product, maximize marketability, and strengthen consumer confidence.

4,000 printed copies | 83 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 2,353 kb



ASC-215
Mineral and Protein Blocks and Tubs for Cattle
11/3/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roy Burris,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Nutritional supplement blocks and tubs are convenient for beef producers, require no investment in feeding troughs and require a limited area for storing. One of the most attractive features is that they lower the labor needed to supplement livestock. Many producers use these products to provide supplemental nutrients to cattle consuming low-quality forages or as a mechanism to promote a more consistent intake of minerals. These products are also attractive to producers who have off-farm employment as they eliminate the need for daily feeding. Yet, they often come at a greater cost per unit of nutrient than more conventional feedstuffs. Since there are differences in the blocks and tubs being marketed today, familiarity with how to compare products and determine their differences will enable producers to decide which product best fits their needs.

web only | 4 pages | 2,891 words | 55 downloads | PDF: 159 kb



ID-218
A Fresh Cow Health Monitoring System
4/2/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Michelle Arnold,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

Researchers at the University of Kentucky combined existing disease detection systems to produce a fresh cow examination system that may help producers detect diseases earlier by monitoring subtle changes every day during a cow's fresh period. Compiling daily information about each animal will enable producers to notice changes in health that may otherwise have been overlooked. These records may help producers detect illnesses early, thus reducing the long-term effects (reduced milk production or fertility) and costs (re-treatment, milk loss, or death) of a disease. Learning what diseases are common on a particular farm can focus producers' efforts towards preventive measures specific to their operation. Preventing disease, rather than treating, can save producers time and money and can improve overall cow well-being.

web only | 15 pages | 3,501 words | 45 downloads | PDF: 1,900 kb



ID-212
Using DHIA Records for Somatic Cell Count Management
4/26/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Michelle Arnold,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

DHIA (Dairy Herd Improvement Association) records are an essential part of dairy herd management for many progressive dairy operations. However, for producers new to DHIA, interpreting the meaning of all this information can be a bit overwhelming. Even producers who have been DHIA members for many years may not fully understand all the value that DHIA records can provide for SCC management. What follows is a description and interpretation of SCC-related information available to dairy producers on DHIA test reports.

web only | 5 pages | 1,560 words | 37 downloads | PDF: 915 kb



ASC-161
Feeding and Managing Baby Calves from Birth to 3 Months of Age
8/30/2006 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, John Johns,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

web only | 6 pages | - | 105 downloads | PDF: 172 kb



ASC-136
Using Byproducts to Feed Dairy Cattle
8/30/2006 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

web only | 8 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 158 kb



ID-101
Interpreting Forage Quality Reports
3/15/2004 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jimmy Henning,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 30 downloads | PDF: 170 kb



ID-141A
Feeding Your Dairy Cows a Total Mixed Ration: Getting Started
12/15/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jose Bicudo,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 55 kb



ID-141B
Managing the Total Mixed Ration to Prevent Problems in Dairy Cows
12/15/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jose Bicudo,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 93 kb



ASC-160
Planning the Yearly Forage and Commodity Needs for a Dairy Herd
8/30/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Jack McAllister
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 126 kb



ID-138
Considerations When Purchasing Hay for a Dairy Milking Herd
8/30/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Mike Collins,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 88 kb



ASC-156
Feeding and Managing the Far-Off Dry Cow
9/1/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 294 kb



ASC-154
Using Nutrition to Improve Immunity Against Disease: Copper, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin E
5/1/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Bob Harmon
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 41 downloads | PDF: 114 kb



ASC-140
Mastitis and Its Control
7/11/1997 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Bill Crist,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | 14 pages | - | 31 downloads | PDF: 79 kb



ASC-151
Pasture for Dairy Cattle: Challenges and Opportunities
4/1/1997 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 184 kb



ASC-131
Using the Dart Ration Computer Program to Answer Nutrition Questions About Dairy Cattle
9/15/1996 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

30 printed copies | 18 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 210 kb



ASC-138
Role of Nutrition on Reproductive Performance
10/1/1992 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, George Heersche
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 29 downloads | PDF: 191 kb



ASC-137
Accomplishing a Sound Dairy Nutritional Program
10/1/1992 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

500 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 223 kb



ASC-135
More Milk = More Feed
10/1/1992 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Bill Crist,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags:

500 printed copies | 5 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 195 kb



ASC-139
Balancing Rations for Dairy Cows
8/1/1992 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

500 printed copies | - | - | 3 downloads | HTML: 23 kb



ASC-134
Should You Be Feeding Fat to Your Dairy Cows?
8/1/1992 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Roger Hemken,
 Departments: Animal and Food Sciences
 Series: Animal Science (ASC series)
 Tags: nutrition and health

300 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 189 kb



ID-86
Using Drought-Stressed Corn Harvesting, Storage, Feeding, Pricing and Marketing
8/1/1988 (new)

 UK Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Fred Benson,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: corn, farm crops, grain crops,

7,500 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 32 kb