From colostrum to weaning: nutritional regulation of gut function in the dairy calf

Published on: 10/09/2021
Author/s : Amanda J. Fischer-Tlustos and Dr. Michael A. Steele 1 / 1 Associate Professor in Animal Physiology, Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.

IntroductionThe nutritional management of young dairy calves can have both short- and long-term effects, from influencing morbidity and mortality rates (Urie et al., 2018a) to reproductive efficiency and first-lactation milk yield (Faber et al., 2005; Soberon et al., 2012; Gelsinger et al., 2015). Although major improvements in calf nutritional strategies have been made over the pas...

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November 4, 2021

Nice article - colostrum feeding is extremely important to pass the immunity from mother cows to newborn calves.

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