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. However, rates of illness and mortality vary considerably among individual farms, depending on the calf management program. Calfhood diseases have a significant financial impact on dairies. The ...
Participation in Forum on June 5, 2013
Dear Professor Samad,
Many farms in North America are successfully heat-treating colostrum to feed to calves. If you would like to contact me directly, I can email you several studies demonstrating how this works, and that the calves are in fact healthier.
If you are interested in creating powdered (spray dried) colostrum replacers, this is also being done by several North American manuf ...
Article published the June 5, 2013
Studies have demonstrated that heat-treating colostrum at 60°C for 60 minutes results in a significant reduction in colostral bacteria counts with no overall reduction in colostral IgG concentrations. Preweaned calves fed HT colostrum have enhanced efficiency of absorption of IgG and reduced morbidity. Despite these benefits, limited research exists to describe if the heat-treatment process ha ...
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