Correctly providing each calf with good-quality colostrum allows the animal to build up immunity, which is a key tool in preventing diarrhea.
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Key take-home messages to improve fertility.
Clean the parlour using low-pressure water to remove muck and debris from liners, clusters, long milk and pulse tubes.
A common mistake is to clean the external surfaces of milking equipment after the hot water cleaning cycle has begun.
Fresh, clean water is critical to successful rumen development. An important part of the calf's development is the ability of the rumen to ferment the concentrate and forage that it eats. This is termed rumen development, and is necessary before the calf can be weaned...
The greatest risk occurs when the calf will receive too little colostrum,
which puts the calf at great risk of disease and death.
When a calf is born, a common question is whether to let the calf nurse the dam, or to separate the two and feed the calf with a nipple bottle or esophageal feeder. I'd like to suggest that allowing the calf to nurse the dam is a bad idea. Usually a very bad idea. To...