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 »

Treating pinkeye in cattle

Pinkeye is a difficult disease challenge that will be on the upsurge again this summer. Dee Whittier, Extension cattle veterinarian at Virginia Tech University, discusses pinkeye treatment approaches. FULL STORY »

Alfalfa silage advice

First-cutting alfalfa soon will be ready for silage. Dr. Limin Kung, silage expert from the University of Delaware, offers advice for making a great product. FULL STORY »

Ultraviolet light treatment of waste milk evaluated

Is ultraviolet light treatment as effective at pasteurizing colostrum and waste milk as heat treating? Heather Dann at the W.H. Miner Institute in New York reviews current research on the practice. FULL STORY »

Calves with Sam: Early vaccination for Lepto

One team of researchers recently studied how early can heifer calves be vaccinated for Lepto and be protected. FULL STORY »

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