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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 […]

Problems with milk digestion of calves
Causes / Prevention

Problems with milk digestion of calves

Milk digestion of young calves can sometimes be very problematic. This post will explain how this can happen. In order to understand why it can be a problem, the complexity of the digestive system of a ruminant needs to be explained a bit more. In other words, why does a […]

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 […]

The major causes of calf scours explained
Causes

The major causes of calf scours explained

The major causes of calf scours can be divided in 4 categories. Bacteria Viruses Protozoa Nutrition Although the causes are different, they all are responsible for damage to the cell lining of the intestines, resulting in massive fluid and electrolyte losses. This dehydrates the calf very quickly and the first […]

Now is the time to protect your calf from scours.
Prevention

Now is the time to protect your calf from scours.

Calf scours is a big problem throughout the year, but the upcoming fall season will only increase the challenges your calves are facing. When you went through a major outbreak of scours in the past you that you never want to go through that ever again. That’s why it is […]

The future of the veal calf industry?
Treatments

The future of the veal calf industry?

I ran into this video the other day and this might very well be the future of modern day veal production. You can argue that it is too expensive for today’s farmers, but with growing concern from the public opinion, this way of raising calves will take away many objections […]

It all begins with good quality colostrum.
Prevention

It all begins with good quality colostrum.

It all begins with good quality colostrum. If you look around in journals, magazines, the internet and other publications on calf scours they all agree on one thing. Giving a newborn calf enough and on time good quality colostrum is the most important thing to do asap. This way you […]