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Recent contents by Maureen Hanson

Simple Calf Respiratory Scoring System

Oct 08, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
Researchers at UC-Davis have developed a handy, easy-to-use diagnostic tool to streamline monitoring of calves for respiratory disease, so they can be detected and cared for early in the disease process.

Beware of Salt Poisoning in Dairy Calves

Sep 09, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
The health and productivity of young calves can be affected by a wide range of metabolic and pathogenic conditions. Among the maladies that can profoundly affect calves’ health is their intake and balance of sodium.

Life After Weaning: The Next Frontier

Sep 07, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
Dairy calf research in the preweaned phase has been plentiful in the past few decades. However, there is now much to be learned in the relatively unchartered nutritional territory of the post-weaning phase.

Silage Tire Alternatives

Jul 06, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
Concerns about mosquito breeding sites and disease transmission are causing environmental regulators to cast a wary eye on silage tires. What are the alternatives?

Dairy Calf Vaccine Advice

Jun 11, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
Vaccines protect dairy calves from diseases. That’s the short definition. The “long” story of vaccinating calves is that vaccine performance depends on many, highly variable factors.

fairlife: Out-of-the-Jug Thinking

May 14, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
While most milk products are struggling to maintain consumer market share in the U.S., fairlife products are winning consumer confidence and surpassing sales goals. What can the rest of the dairy industry learn?

Hutches and Heat Stress

May 10, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
Learn how to help preweaned calves in hutches remain healthy and on the grow in the summer months ahead, with tips from Penn State University Dairy Extension educators Jud Heinrichs and Colleen Jones.