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
If you have not been to the University of Ky dairy website try it!