Facing a challenge from clostridia bacteria on your operation? Experts at the University of Minnesota say improving your colostrum management can help. For example, if you have not recently checked blood serum total protein levels among calves that are one to seven days old, this is a good time to do it. At least eight out of ten samples should be at least 5.0 or higher; none should be as low as 4.5. For more advice, follow this link.