Monday, October 10, 2016


Stress for Calves

In a short article published in the October issue of the Bovine Veterinarian magazine the author, Dave McClellan, talked about respiratory illness in young cattle. Quoting a study for which I do not have the full reference (Bagley & Griffin, et al.) they were summarizing causes of respiratory illness:
1. Stress
2. Viral
3. Bacterial

Then under stress the authors listed these - this is a nice summary of stress, it got me thinking

Heat
Cold
Moisture
Injury
Fatigue
Dehydration
Hunger
Anxiety
Irritant gases
Surgery
Nutritional deficiencies

Now, isn't that a nice checklist if you want to see  how you are doing to limit stress for your young dairy animals?


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