Ear-notch calves for BVD
If BVD shows up in the skin cells of an animal, there is a high likelihood that the animal is persistently infected.
Beware of averages
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by your average treatment rate. Did deeper into the numbers to determine what’s really going on.
You must have a plan for Mycoplasma bovis
Victor Mendes does what he can to stay on top of Mycoplasma bovis.
Treating heifer mastitis pays
Why you should consider treatment if you have a problem.
Do your heifers have mastitis?
Here’s how to determine if you have a problem.
Protect calves from Johne’s
Good colostrum management is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to preventing Johne’s transmission to calves.
Glove up for feeding time
Everyone wears nitrile gloves when it’s feeding time at Purvis Premier Calves near
11 steps to reduce calf scours
Use these ideas to improve your prevention plan for calf scours.
Test bull calves for BVDV, too
Ear-notching calves to test for bovine viral diarrhea virus (bvdv) is primarily done on heifer calves. However, if you truly want to eradicate BVDV from your herd, you need to test bull calves, too.
Watch what you’re buying
Just because a heifer calf you bought at the sale barn has its ears notched doesn’t always mean she was tested for bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV).
Guidelines for vaccinating calves
Vaccines are not a substitute for good calf management. However, when administered properly, they can be a useful disease-prevention strategy.
How to deal with a scours outbreak
Sometimes, no matter how many preventive measures you take, calf scours show up in the best-managed herds.
Conduct routine exams for heifer mastitis
It’s never to early to check for mastitis and teat damage in heifers.
Scouring calves need electrolytes and milk
When you take away milk and only feed electrolytes it can prolong the duration of the diarrhea.
Is your dry-cow program undermining calf health
Use this quiz to find out.
4 rules to get calves started right
If you do these four things, the bugs don’t have a chance to make your calves sick.
Ladle helps with dipping navels
New method of dipping navels provides better coverage and reduces the mess.
Can calves contract BSE?
Check out what the research has to say.
10 ways to improve calf health
Use these ideas to help you lower your treatment rate and mortality rate.
Use scoring tool to monitor calf health
Use this protocol to help find calves who are sick before they show clinical signs.