Manage calves for optimal performance

Adequately taking care of your calves and heifers today is important because they will be influencing the milking herd’s performance in 2014. FULL STORY »

Veterinary oversight for dairy farms

Recently, the FDA released several “guidance documents” that have established their current and future policy regarding the use of antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals. FULL STORY »

Organic compounds eliminate disease-causing pathogens

Natural compounds may offer an alternative to certain antibiotics in the future for treating young animals that are susceptible to bacterial infections, thanks to work by USDA scientists. FULL STORY »

Help vaccines do their job in the summer heat

Choose respiratory protection wisely; avoid overstressing cattle during hot weather. FULL STORY »

Is your colostrum management in a rut?

Don’t let routine practices and traditional concepts compromise your colostrum management. FULL STORY »

BVDV: Learn how a calf develops a persistent infection

A persistent bovine viral diarrhea virus infection in a calf is the result of an in utero infection. This infection can occur in two ways. FULL STORY »

Infectious arthritis in calves

Infectious arthritis is a frequent complication of septicemia in calves. Joints are painful and swollen, and affected animals are often quite unthrifty. Therapy is often unrewarding. “The single most important control measure is to ensure the timely intake of 3 to 4 quarts of colostrum,” says Jan Shearer, DVM, MS, Iowa State University. FULL STORY »

FPT calves more susceptible to disease

If a calf has failure of passive transfer or dystocia, immune function can definitely be compromised. FULL STORY »

Sodium bicarb as a supplement to colostrum replacer

University of New Hampshire researchers have conducted a study to evaluate what effect supplementation with sodium bicarbonate has on IgG absorption by calves fed colostrum replacer. FULL STORY »

Find sick calves early

Detecting and treating sick calves promptly greatly increases the likelihood that calves will recover quickly and completely. A University of California veterinarian shares his thoughts on early disease detection and treatment. FULL STORY »

Pay attention to summer calf health

Summer’s heat can be hard on calves. The experts at Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products Co. share strategies for helping calves cope with heat stress and protect health and performance. FULL STORY »

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