Thursday, April 5, 2018

Colostrum Council Post on Oligosaccharides in Colostrum

In their April 5 post the Colostrum Council [proprietary newsletter of Saskatoon Colostrum Company, Ltd.] Amanda Fischer
  • describes the naturally occurring oligosaccharides in colostrum
  • explains their role in gut health
  • describes the role of mannan-oligosaccharides in gut health and
  • cautions us about adding mannan-oligosaccharides to colostrum
Well-written review of technical content that also does a good job of explaining why feeding transition milk (2,3, 4th milking) promotes good gut health.

The post is at this URL if you want to copy it to your browser:

https://i.emlfiles4.com/cmpdoc/6/9/7/7/2/1/files/50236_the-colostrum-counsel---mar-2018.pdf?utm_campaign=1147644_March%202018%20Colostrum%20Counsel&utm_medium=email&utm_source=AltaGenetics&dm_i=2QLW,OLJ0,3XQH7V,2IOWM,1

or try clicking HERE 

Calfcare.ca

Have you visited this site? http://calfcare.ca/ is the URL or click HERE.

The drop down menus include:
  • Newborn care
  • Colostrum management
  • Feeding
  • Housing
Recent posts?
  • Neonatal calf diarrhea
  • Conditions for Management Group Housed Calves
  • Is bloat causing sudden death in  your calves?
  • Is your colostrum management working? (tips for using refractometers)
Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Late Winter-Spring Scours in Calves

This is the title of April 2018 calf management newsletter. Click HERE to go to the newsletter. Enjoy.

The main points:
·        Wide variation among dairies during late winter – spring season for scours treatment rates among preweaned calves.
·        How can management affect scours treatment rates?
·        What is the right scours treatment rate among preweaned calves for my dairy?



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