The benefits of preventative respiratory disease treatment
How might preventative treatment of respiratory disease at weaning affect the long-term health and performance of dairy heifers? Results of a recent study published in the Journal of Dairy Science provide some clues. FULL STORY »
Are you catching and treating dehydration soon enough?
Recognizing and treating dehydration is key to raising healthy calves. Calves will become dehydrated for many reasons, including summer heat and scours. If you can catch dehydration early, supplemental fluids can get the calf on the road to a quicker recovery. FULL STORY »
Newborn calf care: Get past a rough start
Problematic calvings may result in calves developing respiratory acidosis. Left uncorrected, this can lead to the development of metabolic acidosis. This causes the calf's blood pH to rise, which can lower her ability to absorb antibodies from colostrum. FULL STORY »
Help every newborn survive
Ending a difficult birth with a live calf is a triumph, but that success could be short-lived. The Ontario Veal Association shares tips on how to help dystocia calves recover and thrive. FULL STORY »
Economic effects of BRD in dairy calves
Amy Stanton, PhD, University of Guelph, says young dairy calves that have experienced a bovine respiratory disease (BRD) episode can have long-term economic effects. FULL STORY »
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