Protecting calves from respiratory disease can be a positive for animal well-being and bottom line
Calving season is approaching in fall calving areas and getting those calves off to a healthy start is top of mind for cattle producers. Preventing… Continue reading
By : Halden Clark, DVM MS, Health Stewardship; Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center
This summer it will be important to keep very close tabs on calf health, and if treatment is necessary, to intervene earlier rather than later. Photo credit… Continue reading
Changing weather conditions and stress from working or transporting calves opens the door for the viruses and bacteria that cause summer pneumonia. The vaccinations a cattleman gives this spring can help reduce the risk of summer pneumonia and prepare calves… Continue reading
Respiratory disease can affect calves of any age. Most of the bacterial pathogens that cause pneumonia are already present in the calf’s upper respiratory tract. They become a problem in the lungs only when immune defenses are compromised, such as… Continue reading
Portland, Maine [February 25, 2014] As spring calving season approaches, it is vital that your calves receive adequate immunity at birth.
Because calves are born without an active immune system, they rely on the consumption of antibodies from colostrum for… Continue reading