Properly time vaccinations for reproductive success
Timing is everything when it comes to successful reproductive programs, and that includes timing of vaccinations to help prevent reproductive diseases. FULL STORY »
Why do I have more challenges with my Jersey calves?
Calf Notes author Jim Quigley looks at some of the reasons why Jersey calves seem to differ from Holsteins. “Some recent research suggests that both nutrition and immunity effects may be involved,” he says. FULL STORY »
Neonatal calf diarrhea
It’s one of the two most common calfhood diseases, and a challenge for every calf raiser worldwide. Canadian expert Dr. Roger Thomas provides management advice on handling scours. FULL STORY »
Cleaner utensils mean healthier calves
Sure they look clean. But are your calf pails and nipples as clean, sanitary and bacteria-free as they should be? Neil Broadwater, Dairy Extension Educator for the University of Minnesota, provides tips to ensure the healthiest possible calves FULL STORY »
New research into oral electrolyte therapy
Diarrhea remains the leading cause of pre-weaned heifer deaths. In this article, learn when to use oral fluid therapy or if intravenous fluids are necessary. FULL STORY »
When you hear hoof beats ...
While in veterinary school, we were taught about many different diseases and the signs associated with those diseases. Some were common and others were very uncommon or exotic. FULL STORY »
Monitoring failure of passive transfer in calves
This article looks at using a refractometer to determine failure of passive transfer and how to apply that information to your colostrum management program. FULL STORY »
Dairy Heifer Raiser study raises red flag
Recently released information from the USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System sheds light on the practice of using a single needle to vaccinate multiple heifers. FULL STORY »
Don't let your guard down on Johne's
Here are some relatively easy and inexpensive management practices that you can use to minimize the level of infection in calves and the impact of this disease in your herd. FULL STORY »
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