Calving location does not affect calf health

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Are calves born in individual maternity pens healthier than calves born in a group maternity pen? Not necessarily, according to a study that involved three commercial dairies in Minnesota. Disease and death risks during the first three months of life were no different between calves born in group calving pens and those born in individual pens. The research was presented last fall at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners annual meeting.



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