Heat stress and young stock

Cows receive a lot of attention regarding heat stress, but heat is hard on younger animals, too. Grain intake, health and immunity all are affected when calves are exposed to extreme heat. FULL STORY »

Causes and prevention of abomasal bloat in calves

Abomasol bloat in preweaned calves usually is fatal. Ohio veterinarian Fred Gingrich addresses causes and prevention of this dangerous disease. FULL STORY »

Early boost of selenium may help some calves

It’s a once-popular practice that may be resurging. Research at the University of Guelph shows some positive outcomes from administering a supplemental injection of selenium and vitamin E shortly after birth. FULL STORY »

Make summer comfortable for calves

The calendar says it’s almost fall, but Mother Nature still has other ideas. The experts at Milk Products, LLC offer advice for caring for calves in the heat. FULL STORY »

Maximizing passive immunity

Calves’ acquired immunity via colostrum can be a life-or-death proposal. A New York Extension dairy specialist outlines the keys for promoting passive immunity. FULL STORY »

Fundamentals of a fresh start

In his latest issue of Calf Notes, Dr. Jim Quigley discusses five fundamental steps to improve calf health and reduce mortality FULL STORY »

Dry-cow heat stress affects calves

Heat stress is not only hard on cows. A recent study published by the University of Florida shows that the calves born to heat-stressed cows also suffer the effects. FULL STORY »

Heat stress in dairy calves

Temperatures outside calves’ thermoneutral zones can add stress and cause calves to expend more energy to stay cool. Here are some tips from Pennsylvania State University on helping to prevent heat stress in calves. FULL STORY »

Calf BRD and immunity challenges

Learn more about the environmental and physiological changes that can trigger respiratory disease in calves, from renowned expert Amelia Woolums, veterinary researcher at the University of Georgia. FULL STORY »

Colostrum replacer evaluation

The growing availability of colostrum replacers can create as many questions as there are product offerings. A recent evaluation of colostrum-replacer performance data by the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in New York helps sort out the answers. FULL STORY »

Optimizing calf survival at birth

Despite advancing technology, dairy calf losses remain alarmingly high, according to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Fortunately, numerous measures can be taken to ensure more live births. FULL STORY »

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