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Calf and Heifer

California calf pneumonia study

University of California researchers recently conducted a study to evaluate pneumonia in preweaned calves. They looked at various breeds and housing systems, and found that average bovine respiratory disease incidence was 10.25%. Jerseys were more than twice as likely to acquire BRD as all other breeds, and group housing was correlated with a higher incidence of BRD. There was not statistical significance in BRD incidence between calves raised in organic versus conventional settings.

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Make the decision to treat (almost) obsolete

U.S. dairy producers have made in managing mastitis in their herds. The focus of mastitis research has shifted, with greater emphasis on immunology and enhancing the cow’s natural defenses to minimize mastitis infections.

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