Merck Animal Health launches BRD blog

Merck Animal Health has announced its sponsorship of “BRD Report: From the Fence Post,” a blog focused on raising awareness of bovine respiratory disease, as well as providing industry professionals a central resource to access information vital to the prevention, treatment and management of the disease. FULL STORY »

Colostrum supplements and replacers: What is the difference?

Research indicates that passive immunity is often inadequate due to low concentration of colostral immunoglobulins, insufficient methods of feeding colostrum, and low absorption of immunoglobulins by the calf. 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 »

Diet plays key role in heifer mastitis control

Managing mastitis in dairy replacement heifers includes several preventative measures, including dietary supplementation to improve the udder's resistance to infection. FULL STORY »

Do genetics influence calf health?

Could calf health and survival someday be used as a factor in making breeding decisions? A Canadian study, recently published in the Journal of Dairy Science, looks at the potential for correlating genetic traits with calf survival. FULL STORY »

Keep calf scours at bay with these strategies

An ever-present disease challenge, scours can wreak havoc as the seasons change. Read prevention strategies provided by the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association. FULL STORY »

Guidelines for evaluating sick calves

Spotting sick calves and delivering prompt treatment dramatically impacts their survival rate and long-term productivity in the herd. University of Kentucky Extension Dairy Specialist Donna Amaral-Phillips has developed a comprehensive guide to identifying sick calves; determining whether or not they need electrolytes; and preventing future illness. FULL STORY »

The euthanasia treatment protocol

Death is an unfortunate reality of livestock production. Ohio veterinarian Fred Gingrich offers advice on determining when euthanasia is appropriate, and how to do it humanely. FULL STORY »

When it comes to calves get back to the basics

When calves get sick, producers tend to focus on the technical issues, but often times, it can be everyday details that lead to calf health challenges. Here are some insights into areas that can be overlooked. FULL STORY »

How to lower treatment rates during temperature swings

Increased nutritional support can make a big difference in the ability of dairy calves to withstand the stresses of yo-yo weather. FULL STORY »

Regional dairy meetings focus on calf care

Your calves must steer clear of several health hurdles before weaning. Here is some information to help you get them off on the right foot. FULL STORY »

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