Sound animal health is the cornerstone of profitable animal agriculture. The three weeks either side of calving are the most important and vulnerable period for the dairy cow. Her metabolic needs increase dramatically, and how she copes with this high-energy transition period will impact how well she performs during the rest of the lactation phase. Therefore, having a good transition cow health management programme is crucial for a successful dairy operation. Deepak Dubey at Kemin explains why having a good cow health management programme is crucial for a successful dairy operation.