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Dec. 7 2010
Be sure calf hutches always have enough bedding Research shows that calves lie down 92 percent of the time, compared to 50 to 60 percent of the time for older heifers, according to the American Society...
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Dec. 7 2010
Keep calves healthy with proper hutch design and location Calves require clean, well-ventilated facilities for optimal growth and performance. Dan McFarland, agricultural engineer at Penn State University,...
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Dec. 7 2010
We may switch from hutches to calf barn by Dr. Sheila McGuirk and Ken Nordlund School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin VETERINARY COLUMN LETTER: I have a small herd with 70 cows and 50 to...
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Dec. 6 2010
Bringing past success to the new calf barn by David A. Rhoda, D.V.M. The author is a senior partner in the Evansville Veterinary Service, Evansville, Wis. Calves are weaned in groups with all-in, all-out...
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Dec. 6 2010
Top five considerations for superior calf housing by Neil Broadwater The author is a dairy extension educator with the University of Minnesota and is based at Rochester, Minn. Give calves a great start...
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Dec. 6 2010
Staying ahead of crypto by Geof Smith, D.V.M. The author is at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. It's common, tough to treat, and can spread to feeders. That...
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Dec. 6 2010
Keeping ahead of calf diarrhea problems by David A. Rhoda, D.V.M. The author is a senior partner in the Evansville Veterinary Service, Evansville, Wis. Walter watches his preweaned calves very carefully....
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Dec. 6 2010
Dealing with diarrhea by Geof Smith, D.V.M. The author is at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. Diarrhea continues to be the biggest health problem we face in...
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Dec. 6 2010
Keep newborns healthy and safe by Mark Hardesty, D.V.M. The author is a partner in Maria Stein Animal Clinic, Maria Stein, Ohio. Paul called in the early morning with a cow that was down with milk fever....
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Dec. 6 2010
Colostrometers aren't just for scientists anymore You've probably heard the recommendation to use a colostrometer to check the quality of colostrum. It is a simple instrument designed to float in a sample...
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Dec. 6 2010
Photoperiod won't hinder or help good colostrum To get their best start, calves should consume high-quality colostrum as soon as possible after birth. High-quality colostrum isn't always an automatic from...
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Dec. 6 2010
Pasteurizing colostrum: the next step to controlling disease by Jud Heinrichs and Coleen Jones The authors are a professor and research associate in the department of dairy and animal science at Penn State....
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Dec. 6 2010
What's in colostrum these days? by Jud Heinrichs and Coleen Jones The authors are a professor and research associate in the department of dairy and animal science at Penn State and wish to acknowledge...
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Dec. 6 2010
Calves Colostrum Calves pay the price for dirty colostrum New! What's in colostrum these days Pasteurizing colostrum: the next step to controlling disease Photoperiod won't hinder or help good colostrum...
Nov. 15 2010
by P. C. Hoffman and R. D. Shaver The authors are in the Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison. As the old saying goes, corn is corn is corn, right? Let's take a closer look.Traditionally,...
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Oct. 18 2010
Above all, avoid drug residues. Ship cows in good condition to get top dollar. By Sarah Wagner, D.V.M., and Lisa Pederson The authors are assistant professor, Department of Animal Sciences, North Dakota...
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Oct. 18 2010
Making sure your milk or meat does not contain a drug residue must be a high priority. By Paul Rapnicki, D.V.M. The author is at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. This article...
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Oct. 18 2010
Here's a look at what it is and why it's important to us. By Hans Coetzee The author is in the Department of Clinical Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan. This article is part of a series being...
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Oct. 18 2010
Key considerations are drug effectiveness, safety for the animal, and safety for the food supply. By Keith Sterner, D.V.M. The author is at Sterner Veterinary Clinic, Ionia, Mich. This article is part...
Sept. 25 2010
By Robert Mikkelsen The author is the Western North America director for IPNI, Merced, Calif. Alfalfa is one of the most important crops grown in North America, with its market value ranked right behind...