Thursday, March 28, 2013

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!

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