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Common causative agents of calf scours can be broken down into three groups; viral, bacterial and parasites. All of these agents are contracted orally and cause calf scours in the first month. Definitive diagnosis by fecal float, bacterial culture, and … Continue reading
Calf scours can be a devastating disease; it can hit hard and infect numerous animals, create large treatment costs and have a prolonged impact on animal health and performance. Calves are extremely susceptible to scours in the first month of … Continue reading
Prevention of calf scours can be difficult. The absorption of the antibodies from good quality colostrum is the first line of defense and the foundation which other factors depend upon. Sanitation is the other means to prevent scours. Ideally, both … Continue reading
What’s the Issue? Cold calves require more energy to stay warm and they are more susceptible to calf diseases like pneumonia and scours. What’s the Impact? Calves with pneumonia, scours and other diseases do not seem to thrive and grow … Continue reading
Coccidia in Calves Being Fed Pasteurized Whole Milk What’s the issue? Coccidiosis is a common disease of young calves usually between the ages of 1-2 months of age. Coccidia can damage the mucosa of the lower small intestine, cecum and … Continue reading
When it comes to raising healthy heifers in a humane fashion, preventing infectious disease is only part of the battle. Internal and external parasites also can take a toll on heifer well-being and limit their production potential as well. Parasite … Continue reading
Making the effort to give a vaccination doesn’t guarantee success. Here’s how vaccination can go wrong at an important age. Dr. Mark van der List, Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., says preventing disease in growing heifers isn’t … Continue reading
This blog is part of a series on the Dairy Calf and Heifer Associations new Gold Standards III guidelines for rearing dairy calves and heifers. When the calf hits the ground the first thing we think is to collect … Continue reading
Watch as Dr. Ernsberger and Tom Klas from ANIMART’s ProHealth Team explain the basics of BRD. BRD, or Bovine Respitory Disease, is caused by bacteria and viruses but can be controlled if proper environmental and nutrition conditions are provided and vaccination protocols followed.
Don’t let cold weather hold your calves back; use Super Calf-Kit to increase the caloric density of milk replacer or whole milk.