Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Early Identification of Sick Calves
Donna M. Amaral-Phillips, U. Ky., in the most recent dairy newsletter reminds us of the resource, Early Identification of  Sick Dairy Calves Important to Their Survival and Future Milk Production.
The outline is:
1. Critical control points for colostrum management
2. Identifying potentially sick calves
     a. Step 1: Identify calves needing more careful evaluation at and just before feeding
    b. Step 2: Closer inspection (for calves with potential illness detected through questions
                    answered in Step 1) - with pictures
 3. Electrolytes important for scouring calves
     a. Calf symptoms
     b. Prevention
If you have not been to the University of Ky dairy website try it!

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