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Ready for an Immune Response

By: Jennifer Ryan
March, 2018

Dairy calf health – and future profitability – is linked to early illness

The first three weeks of life is a vulnerable period for a dairy calf. It’s also a critical time to prevent one of the most common illnesses: scours.

 More than 21 percent of all dairy calves have some sort of digestive challenge, including diarrhea, in the first two to three weeks of life, resulting in more than 56 percent of pre-weaned heifers contributing to more than 3.6 percent of all pre-weaning deaths in the United States, notes David Mathes, director of sales and marketing at DBC Ag Products.1  

Categories: Dairy, Calf Health

Calf Health Starts Before Birth

By: Jennifer Ryan
March, 2017

CALF HEALTH IS CRUCIAL TO KEEPING BEEF CALVES HEALTHY AND GROWING

The secret to keeping beef calves healthy and growing starts well before the calf is born – even prior to conception. In fact, the cow’s health can be a strong predictor of the calf’s potential for growth and production. 

Categories: Livestock, 2017 SPRING LIVESTOCK, Calf Health

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