Calf Health Technical Articles

Article published the December 16, 2016:
INTRODUCTION Trace mineral elements such as Cu, Cr, and Zn have important roles in the health and immunity of peripartal dairy cows (Spears and Weiss, 2008). Minerals have been commonly supplemented to cattle ...
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Carolina JacometoErminio TrevisiJohan OsorioJuan Loor
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Article published the August 8, 2016:
Why is it important to invest in calves? Calves are the high performing dairy cows or efficient beef cattle of tomorrow. Even with all our modern technology, the incidence of neonatal losses in calves is still...
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Anja Pastor
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Article published the February 3, 2016:
Dairy producers along with their herd nutritionists and veterinarians are keenly aware that there is a cost to a cow’s performance when she is under stress. The dairy cow is especially at risk for health ...
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Kevin T. Leahy
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Article published the August 10, 2015:
During the first two weeks after birth, a calf’s health and future productivity is at high risk. Investing time and money to reduce the incidence of disease and improve survival at this time generates goo...
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Julia Hamann
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Article published the October 6, 2014:
Introduction Pakistan has an agrarian rural-based economy like many developing countries with livestock a major contributor to the national (11.9%) and agricultural (55.4%) economy (Pakistan Economic Survey 20...
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Shumaila Arif
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Article published the March 6, 2014:
Most dairy farmers have long recognized that feeding raw milk to calves is not exempt of health risks. Of the U.S. dairy farms only 25.6% feed raw milk to their calves (APHIS 2007). Dairies with more than 500 c...
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Alvaro Garcia
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Article published the October 10, 2013:
Even before the big "snow event" of last week, I was getting calls from herds in the middle of calf scours wrecks. Now, there really haven't been that many - it's been about an average year so far, but I expect...
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Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM
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Article published the September 23, 2013:
Pneumonia in beef calves following the stress of weaning or shipping has been very well-documented. However, not as much is known about the risk factors that contribute to pneumonia in calves on pasture prior t...
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Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM
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Article published the September 9, 2013:
1. Review of Common Calfhood Diseases A recent National Animal Health Monitoring dairy report showed that average calf mortality due to disease, was 10.8 % for preweaned calves and 2.4 % for weaned calves. Ho...
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Sandra Godden
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Article published the August 28, 2013:
One of the germs that contributes to calf scours cases is cryptosporidia, or "crypto". Crypto is a one-celled protozoa that is normally present in small numbers in the digestive tract of cows and calves. As suc...
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Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM
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