Five spring calf-care slip-ups

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What are the “big five” calf management areas that get overlooked in the spring?  Sam Leadley, calf and heifer management specialist with Attica Veterinary Associates, Attica, NY, says they are:

  • Not enough to eat
  • Not enough coccidiostat consumed
  • Not enough clean, dry bedding
  • Not chilling colostrum quickly enough
  • Not using effective cleaning procedures

The result, says Leadley, is a higher-than-normal proportion of sick and underperforming calves.  He outlines his advice for each management area in the latest issue of his Calving Ease newsletter.

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