Stop the spread of salmonella
If you could do one thing to minimize an outbreak of salmonella, keep fresh cows away from sick, treated and lame cows.
Disease-control tips you can use
Here are four ideas you should use to help minimize the transfer of disease with calves.
Calves will forecast diarrhea
Look for an increase in the calf’s temperature first.
High-risk animals need extra care
Grower-springer heifers have the highest risk for developing mastitis.
2 tools to assess neonatal dehydration
Measuring eyeball recession is an even better way to gauge dehydration in a calf.
Ideal oral electrolyte solution
Make sure the electrolyte solution you use can meet your calves’ needs.
Grow your herd by cutting calf mortality
Doing so could double your growth rate.
Consider group ear-notch testing for BVD
Check to see if the lab you use has experience doing group testing.
Dairy calf respiratory disease
Respiratory disease in young dairy calves can be a killer; tighten up management to prevent and reduce respiratory illness.
Start calves off right
Research has shown that disease rates for preweaned calves range from 1 percent to 50 percent on farm.
Reduce stress on newborns
Try this idea to help get newborns off to a good start in life.
Lead poisoning: A cause of sudden death in calves
The information presented in this Case Study is from Jerome Nietfeld, DVM, PhD, and Brad DeBey, DVM, PhD, Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and appeared in the Kansas Veterinary Quarterly, Summer 2005.
Keep tabs on heifer mastitis
Dairy heifers are often the forgotten animals on the farm until they calve.
Score your calf-sanitation SOPs with this checklist
Take this quiz to find out how many of these SOPS you actually have in place.
You can prevent umbilical hernias
Make sure no one on your farm is taking short cuts when it comes to navel care.
Top 5 reasons calves get sick
Getting enough good-quality colostrum into a calf is just the starting point. Learn what other factors most often limit calf performance.
Scours booklet available
Learn what these five experts recommend on preventing and treating scours.
BVD in calves costs more than you think
Fifty percent of calves born persistently-infected with BVD will die within the first year of life.
When to trim heifer hooves
Use these guidelines to help determine when you should, and should not trim heifers’ hooves.
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