Monitoring failure of passive transfer in calves

This article looks at using a refractometer to determine failure of passive transfer and how to apply that information to your colostrum management program. FULL STORY »

Dairy Heifer Raiser study raises red flag

Recently released information from the USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System sheds light on the practice of using a single needle to vaccinate multiple heifers. FULL STORY »

Don't let your guard down on Johne's

Here are some relatively easy and inexpensive management practices that you can use to minimize the level of infection in calves and the impact of this disease in your herd. FULL STORY »

New calf health fact sheet

Early identification of sick dairy calves is important to their survival and future milk production. Use this two-step process for identifying potentially sick calves. FULL STORY »

Quantify immune protection in calves

Protection against infections among young dairy calves is directly related to antibody levels in their blood. Here is some advice on when to test for immunity. FULL STORY »

Keep baby calves warm

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association provides tips for protecting baby calves from winter’s chill. FULL STORY »

Did that calf get enough good quality colostrum?

Whether raising, buying or selling calves, producers should be concerned about the calf’s immune status, by knowing if they’re getting enough good quality colostrum. FULL STORY »

Cornell offers only U.S. salmonella dublin test for cattle

A test for the cattle disease salmonella dublin that is cheaper, quicker, safer and more sensitive than traditional bacteriological tests is now available for the first time in the United States. FULL STORY »

Double dip those navels

Dipping the navel should be the first and last thing done when processing newborn calves. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic Residue Prevention Manual available to dairy producers

The National Milk Producers Federation has released a revised version of its Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual for 2013. FULL STORY »

Dairy Focus: Calves and cleanliness a vital health relationship

Sanitation of feeding equipment is one of the most important components of keeping calves healthy. FULL STORY »

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