Hot weather and calves

As summer’s heat persists, New York calf and heifer raising specialist Sam Leadley offers advice to help calves cope. FULL STORY »

Get electrolyte dosing right

Determining the correct amount of electrolyte solution to feed can be tricky. An industry expert offers advice. 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 »

6 Gizmos to remove calf-raising Guesswork

Focusing on our goals is the best way to achieve them. For most calf raisers, the goals are to keep calves alive, healthy, and growing. FULL STORY »

Calf management: A lesson in stress reduction

“Stress” is a general term with many very specific implications for young calves. Purina Animal Nutrition shares management advice on how to effectively reduce stress. FULL STORY »

Ammonia and calf health

In a recent posting on his blog, “Calves with Sam,” New York calf and heifer specialist Sam Leadley discusses industry guidelines and practical monitoring of ammonia levels in preweaned calf environments. FULL STORY »

Milk and electrolytes do not mix

Free water should be the only carrier for delivering electrolyte solutions, according to two industry experts. FULL STORY »

Wage war on our top 5 welfare issues

As a veterinarian, I see things we could do to improve cow and calf welfare. We need to improve our practices relating to lameness, dehorning, tail docking, euthanasia and transportation. FULL STORY »

The crypto challenge for calves

Cryptosporidiosis is a significant disease challenge that does not respond well to treatment. Veterinarian Max Thornsberry discusses crypto and the best ways to control it. FULL STORY »

Late calf/dam separation puts calves in bad mood

Separating calves from their dam late gives them an attitude similar to dehorning, according to new research from the University of British Columbia (UBC). FULL STORY »

Recognizing sick calves

Early disease recognition usually leads to better treatment outcomes. Gary Geisler with Purina Animal Nutrition offers sick-calf detection advice. FULL STORY »

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