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Article published the April 8, 2022:

How the Maternal Microbiota Affects Milk Quality and Progeny Health and Production: Can we Modulate it by Nutrition?

Author/s :
Rodrigo Carvalho Bicalho
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Article published the April 21, 2021:

Mortality rate in dairy calves in Chile and the association with waste milk feeding, a pilot study

INTRODUCTIONRaising healthy calves is the foundation for a sustainable and profitable dairy herd. Dam nutrition during the last trimester, calving supervision/assistance, maternity facilities hygiene, umbilical...
Author/s :
Juan Manuel Sanhueza
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Article published the September 14, 2020:

Stress in the early days of calves: how to overcome this challenge?

The first week of the life of calves, which belongs to the calving phase, is the most critical period, as 50% of the first-year mortality rate occurs during this period, where various stressors strongly influen...
Author/s :
Liliana Longo BorgesMelina Aparecida Bonato
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Article published the December 16, 2016:

Maternal consumption of organic trace minerals alters calf systemic and neutrophil mRNA and microRNA indicators of inflammation and oxidative stress

INTRODUCTIONTrace 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 in...
Author/s :
Carolina JacometoErminio TrevisiJohan OsorioJuan Loor
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Article published the February 3, 2016:

Inflammation, energy, and milk production

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 ...
Author/s :
Kevin T. Leahy
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Article published the August 10, 2015:

The critical first two weeks: Feeding to support the calf’s immune system

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...
Author/s :
Julia Hamann
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Article published the October 6, 2014:

Improved Calf Rearing Practices Under Smallholder Farming Systems in Pakistan

IntroductionPakistan 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 2012...
Author/s :
Shumaila Arif
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Article published the March 6, 2014:

Why Only One Out of Four Dairy Calves Drinks Raw Milk?

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...
Author/s :
Alvaro Garcia
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Article published the October 10, 2013:

What to do when your calves get the scours

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...
Author/s :
Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM
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Article published the September 23, 2013:

Pneumonia in pre-weaned calves

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...
Author/s :
Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM
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