How to lower treatment rates during temperature swings

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Western New York calf management specialist Dr. Sam Leadley shared some thoughts recently about the role of nutrition in calf health during temperature swings:

"In my personal experience nutrition seems to be a critical factor. I changed my feeding protocol from 16 ounces of powder to 30 ounces daily," he says in a recent "Calves with Sam" blog post. "Before the change I routinely treated 25 percent of the calves between birth and 2 months for pneumonia in the period from November to April. After the increase to 30 ounces of powder per day that treatment rate dropped to 5 percent."

Read more in Leadley’s If it would just get cold and stay cold blog post dated Feb. 20.



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