Head off parasite diagnostic errors

Fecal egg count results help you assess parasite levels in your herd. Learn what factors can lead to an incorrect conclusion when interpreting them. FULL STORY »

Pay attention to calf bedding

Well-managed bedding helps to maintain a clean and dry resting base for the calf. It also plays a huge role in air quality in both hutches and calf barns. FULL STORY »

Mycoplasma ear infections in calves

They’re tough to manage and often fatal to calves. California veterinarian John Kirk describes Mycoplasma ear infections and how they can be prevented. FULL STORY »

Control of mastitis in dairy heifers

New evaluation of data shows that management practices – rather than “blanket” antimicrobial therapy – are most important in controlling mastitis in dairy heifers. FULL STORY »

Study examines navel dip effectiveness

New research compares the effectiveness of several navel-dipping strategies on the incidence of navel infections. FULL STORY »

Cold stress happens even after the snow is gone

Calves can experience cold stress at temperatures well above freezing, and therefore will be susceptible to cold stress, even after the snow and ice melts. FULL STORY »

New white paper sheds light on immune function in calves

ImmuCell announces the availability of a new white paper on immune function of newborn calves and vaccination protocols. FULL STORY »

Calf hypothermia on grazing dairies

Young dairy calves are particularly susceptible to hypothermia because of poor insulation and high surface area to volume ratio. FULL STORY »

Using calf depression scores

Assessing calves using depression scores can be a useful tool for treatment and intervention. FULL STORY »

Transferring bacteria via colostrum

Colostrum – conveyor of all things good for newborn calves – also can unfortunately serve as a vehicle for harmful bacteria, delivering pathogens directly into their naïve digestive systems. Calf researcher Jim Quigley reviews two recent studies that evaluated colostrum contamination. FULL STORY »

Don’t shortcut colostrum management

There are five “Qs” of colostrum management: quality, quantity, quickly, sQueeky clean, quantify passive transfer, says Sam Leadley, PhD, Attica Veterinary Associates, P.C., Attica, N.Y. But often when there is a “surge” of calvings on a dairy, colostrum shortcuts happen in colostrum management. Where do the shortcuts happen that negatively impact calf health? Leadley says at every point. FULL STORY »

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