Timely Treatments for Calves
If you have not already read the article, "When and Why to Treat Calves" by Sheila McGuirk (Hoard's Dairyman, March 25, 2013, page 209) I suggest you take time to read it carefully. She has packed a lot into a short article.
I was especially caught by this sentence at the end of the article:
"Regular health screening examinations of calves are extremely important as early detection of problems [underline added] along with effective antibiotic selection escalate the odds of a favorable outcome of targeted treatment protocols."
This blockbuster sentence summarizes what I see is often the difference between effective and ineffective health care for calves.
Not only give the proper treatment BUT GIVE THE TREATMENT ON TIME!