Recognizing sick calves

Early disease recognition usually leads to better treatment outcomes. Gary Geisler with Purina Animal Nutrition offers sick-calf detection advice. FULL STORY »

Treating pinkeye in cattle

Pinkeye is a difficult disease challenge that will be on the upsurge again this summer. Dee Whittier, Extension cattle veterinarian at Virginia Tech University, discusses pinkeye treatment approaches. FULL STORY »

Ultraviolet light treatment of waste milk evaluated

Is ultraviolet light treatment as effective at pasteurizing colostrum and waste milk as heat treating? Heather Dann at the W.H. Miner Institute in New York reviews current research on the practice. FULL STORY »

Seasonal feeding tips for healthy, hardy calves

About three years ago, Heeg Brothers Dairy participated in a seasonal feeding trial, and they have been feeding calves that way ever since. During the trial, one group was fed a standard “full potential” or “accelerated growth” formulation and the other was fed the new warm weather formulation. FULL STORY »

A modern dairy cow’s guide to balancing pH

If dairy producers could see inside their cows’ rumen, they’d notice the environment can fluctuate throughout the day. In fact, it fluctuates quite frequently and for long periods of time. The time spent below a pH of 6.0 is known as Sub Acute Rumen Acidosis (SARA). FULL STORY »

Calf wellness: The dairy future's most important job

When you care for calves, you care for the future of the dairy, according to Purina Animal Nutrition’s Gary Geisler. FULL STORY »

Stop flies to prevent pinkeye

Controlling pinkeye requires controlling an important vector that spreads it – flies. FULL STORY »

Septicemia is a serious condition

It may not be the most common disease condition in young calves, but University of Wisconsin researcher and calf specialist Sheila McGuirk says septicemia is the most severe medical problem a young calf can have. FULL STORY »

Merck introduces Once PMH® IN

Merck Animal Health announces the introduction of Once PMH® IN, an intranasal pneumonia vaccine for young calves. FULL STORY »

Tips for controlling respiratory disease

South Dakota State University Extension specialists Alvaro Garcia and Russ Daly have prepared a comprehensive primer on understanding, preventing and treating respiratory disease in calves. FULL STORY »

Exploring the origins of scours

Dr. Noah Litherland, dairy youngstock technical specialist for Vita Plus Corp., discusses the mechanisms of how this frustrating disease develops in calves. FULL STORY »

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