Beef and dairy heifer lameness

Structural soundness in beef and dairy heifers is vital to future performance and growth. FULL STORY »

Dry period’s impact on offspring studied

Days dry can leave a lasting impact on the next generation, according to USDA data presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association. Take a look at what the researchers found. FULL STORY »

Combat sizzling temperatures

With most of the country sizzling, it's a good time to repeat this Tip on ways to help prevent heat stress in your heifers. FULL STORY »

Birth to weaning management, critical to long-term health of dairy steers

Understanding the highly negative impact of calves receiving insufficient quantities of high quality colostrum at birth is the most important management decision affecting profitability of feeding Holstein steers. Use these six tips to optimize newborn calf health. FULL STORY »

Dairy industry makes strides in respiratory management

The dairy industry has made significant progress since 2007 in the implementation and improvement of dairy calf respiratory-management practices, according to a new survey released by Merck Animal Health. The study reveals advances in diagnostic testing, colostrum management and calf nutrition. FULL STORY »

Common fluid therapy mistakes

Fluid therapy can be critical to saving diarrheic/dehydrated calves, but common mistakes can be made when administering it. FULL STORY »

More to colostrum than IgG

The antibodies in colostrum support immune function, but there is evidence that other components in “liquid gold” also deserve recognition for their role in long-term performance FULL STORY »

Should you test heifers for Johne’s disease?

Does it make sense to test all of your heifers for Johne’s disease so that you can remove positive animals from your herd earlier? Researchers at the University of Idaho and Michigan State University conducted a case-control study to find out. The results were published in the June Journal of Dairy Science. FULL STORY »

Reproductive protocol proves effective in increasing heifer conception rates

To examine the effectiveness of synchronization protocols in heifers, research at the University of Florida compared the effectiveness of different timed-A.I. protocols in Holstein heifers. FULL STORY »

Assess and treat calf diarrhea

It’s important to accurately assess dehydration in the diarrhea calf and administer appropriate fluid therapy. This article from Bovine Veterinarian discusses best methods for assessment and offers a decision tree for dehydrated calf treatment. FULL STORY »

Birth to weaning management: Critical to long-term calf health

Feeding colostrum to dairy steer calves is extremely important in ensuring profitability. FULL STORY »

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