The February 2013 issue of Calving Ease is now available.
In the newsletter, Sam Leadley, calf and heifer management specialist with Attica (N.Y.) Veterinary Associates, looks at the subject of salmonella. He makes the following points:
- Prevention works! Maximize resistance through excellent colostrum management and well-fed calves.
- Prevention works! Minimize exposure to salmonella at birth, in feed, housing and care givers.
- Consistent care encourages good gut motility and discourages salmonella attachment in the gut.
- All-in, all-out housing helps break infection cycles.