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An Introduction to Calf Scours Prevention

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

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Issue of the Week (Dec. 24-28): Keeping Calves Warm

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

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Q. How would I use a Brix Refractometer to Measure Colostrum Quality?

A. The Brix scale was traditionally used to measure the percent of sugar in a solution.  Brix refractometers have been used to measure sugar concentration in fluids of wine, fruit juice and honey.   Recently the brix refractometer is being used … Continue reading

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ANIMART celebrates the Super Bowl with Super Calf-Kit.

Don’t let cold weather hold your calves back; use Super Calf-Kit to increase the caloric density of milk replacer or whole milk.

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Q. What are the new medicated milk replacer rules and how will they affect me as a calf feeder?

A. The first change is the ratio of neomycin sulfate (Neomycin, N) to oxytetracycline (Terramycin, T).  The old ratio was 2 parts of N to 1 part of T and the new ratio is 1 to 1. The second change … Continue reading

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