Focus on good calf growth

Dairy calves need plenty of energy for growth and to build a strong immune system. Freezing conditions divert energy into maintenance, causing calves to fall short of the energy they need for good health and growth. FULL STORY »

Be mindful of ventilation in group calf housing

Here is some advice to consider before making the switch from individual to group calf housing. FULL STORY »

Advice for tackling high coliform bacteria in colostrum

It is possible to feed colostrum with low coliform bacteria counts, but efforts to reduce coliform counts in colostrum must be a team effort. FULL STORY »

New online Salmonella risk assessment

The short self-assessment tool is designed to help you recognize risks for a Salmonella outbreak on your dairy operation. FULL STORY »

YouTube video offers calf disease prevention tips

The informational video highlights the importance of newborn calf protection against E. coli and coronavirus from a veterinarian's perspective. FULL STORY »

Dust off your colostrum protocols

The New Year is a good time to review all parts of your colostrum management program. Here are several quality control points to guide you in this task. FULL STORY »

Catch, treat pneumonia before it’s too late

Calves that suffer from clinical pneumonia can experience lifelong effects on health and performance if the disease is not treated promptly and cured thoroughly. The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association offers advice on staying ahead of calf pneumonia. FULL STORY »

Health outcomes from the NAHMS Dairy Heifer Raiser study

The recently published “Dairy Heifer Raiser 2011” study, issued by the USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System, provides some interesting insights into the health challenges and practices of contract heifer growers. FULL STORY »

Don't let inconsistent weather jeopardize calf health

Extreme temperature swings make calf raising more challenging. Here are some strategies to help you combat disease outbreaks during weather changes. FULL STORY »

Guard calves against respiratory disease

Respiratory disease is the second-leading cause of death in dairy calves under six months of age. Vaccination, early detection, proper diagnosis and treatment all play an important role in controlling it. FULL STORY »

More on SARA in calves

There is research to suggest many calves experience subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA). But what are its effects on digestion and health? A new Calf Note article takes a look at the research. FULL STORY »

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