Producers should provide high risk baby calves (born to thin first calf heifers or calves that endured a difficult birth) at least 2 quarts of fresh or thawed colostrum within the first 6 hours of life and another 2 qua
Temperatures drop, sunshine dims and pastures stop growing. That’s when cow nutrition becomes critical.
Calves born after a prolonged, difficult birth are at a high risk of failing to receive adequate colostrum by natural suckling because of greatly decreased colostrum intake.
Livestock stewardship will help ensure that cattle stay in good health.
Resistance to disease is greatly dependent on antibodies or immunoglobulins. Passive immunity gives temporary protection by transfer of certain immune substances from resistant individuals.
Calf scours causes more financial losses to cow-calf producers than any other health problem in their herds.
When it comes to the health of newborn calves, it all starts with the cow.
"Neonatal" calf diarrhea is defined as scours occurring within the first 3 weeks of a calf's life. Bacteria, viruses and parasites can attack the lining of the calf's intestine and cause diarrhea. The