Calves with Sam: Auto-Feeders Need to be Cleaned, Too
I had the opportunity to observe a auto-feeder representative teach an owner how to run the cleaning operations for an automatic calf feeder. What an education for me! FULL STORY »
Calves with Sam: Where is the Cocciostat?
"How are you controlling coccidia?" That was my question to the dairyman. The answer was, "I have X coccidiostat in the calf starter grain." Calves are housed individually in hutches, grain is replaced daily for younger calves, for older calves the pail contents are checked daily and more grain added is needed so the calves do no run out of grain before the next feeding. Calves have free-choice water. The dairyman said that the pre-weaned calves did not show clinical signs of coccidiosis although they did have some scours among calves three to four weeks old. FULL STORY »
Calf Research Updates
Scientists from around the globe presented the results of their most recent research at the joint annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science last month in Kansas City, Missouri. This article highlights some of the latest findings related to feeding and managing dairy calves. FULL STORY »
Protect the lungs
In a calf’s first 12 months of life, lung health is the critical predictor of an animal’s long-term health and performance, according to Merck Animal Health dairy technical services veterinarian Sam Barringer, DVM. FULL STORY »