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Simplified management routines work well for this large dairy herd
Symptoms / Treatments

Simplified management routines work well for this large dairy herd

In this article on the website of Farmers Guardian, Martin Wheelton talks about some routines in his daily management he has simplified in order to being able to work more easily with a large dairy herd. This involves calving patterns, fertility management and calf rearing. Fertility monitoring Mr. Wheelton has […]

Raising Young Dairy Calves
Treatments

Raising Young Dairy Calves

The First Three Months Are the Most Important. The best guarantee to raise healthy and productive dairy cows lay in the first three months of the calf’s life. If you are not able to get the most out of this period, the chances for optimal growth and capability of producing […]

Calf diarrhea – What is happening inside the scouring calf?
Symptoms

Calf diarrhea – What is happening inside the scouring calf?

Today I want to tell a bit more about what is going on inside a calf when it is having scours, or diarrhea. This is important to know because when you understand the processes that are taking place inside the calf, you’ll know better how to respond the proper way. […]

Management is key factor in prevention of calf diseases.
Causes / Prevention

Management is key factor in prevention of calf diseases.

Overcoming contagious diseases like pneumonia and calf scours can be very hard to realize. To be able to overcome these diseases as quickly as possible, a well designed management system is a key factor. It will also help to identify and eliminate the root causes. A good example of this […]

Medication of calves – Use it the right way.
Cure

Medication of calves – Use it the right way.

Medication is used many times in young calves. If administered in the proper way the chances of recovery will increase a lot. But it is not always possible to treat calves with the best drug because of  its withdrawal period. Using drugs for recovery of sick calves is most of […]

Calf scours – How hobby farmers can also get over it quickly.
Cure / Prevention

Calf scours – How hobby farmers can also get over it quickly.

Calf scours is not only a big problem for professional farmers. Hobby farmers, who only have a couple of calves, can have the same problems with calf scours. For them it is even more important to be able to recognize the early symptoms. I realized this when I came across […]

Homesteading on a 1881 farm in present day.
Home Remedies / Treatments

Homesteading on a 1881 farm in present day.

A unique perspective from someone who knows what she is doing. Modern day dairy farming has little to do with the way dairy farming was in the eighteen hundreds. The scale of today’s dairy farms is such that individual care and attention simply isn’t possible anymore. As a result a […]

Eminent risks of calves developing scours and how to recognize the early symptoms.
Symptoms

Eminent risks of calves developing scours and how to recognize the early symptoms.

Calf scours or calf diarrhea remains still a major problem on many farms and ranches. No matter what the causes are, the results can be dramatic in a very short time span. One day you seem to have a perfectly healthy calf and the next day it can be dead. […]

A well executed colostrum management system, not only you will benefit from it!
Prevention

A well executed colostrum management system, not only you will benefit from it!

There are several colostrum management systems that are used in the dairy industry today. Luciene Ribeiro  (Director of Sales West APC, Inc. ) has written an article on the website of Progressive Dairyman on this subject. In this article she mentions four different systems that can be used. From very […]

Calf hutches, the benefits in a practical example.
Cure

Calf hutches, the benefits in a practical example.

A practical example of the benefits of calf hutches is explained in an article written on the website of Farmers Weekly (Great Brittain). In this article, herd manager Graham Carter, explains that his herd had many health problems. Almost 70% of his calves suffered from pneumonia. The vet that was […]