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CALVES & HEIFERS

The future of your herd depends on quality colostrum, sound milk replacer or pasteurized waste milk along with proper bedding and ventilation.

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A recent study demonstrated approximately 23 percent of calves were treated for diarrhea during the pre-weaning period. Calves that have a case of diarrhea during the pre-weaning period are not only at a higher risk of death; they also have reduced growth and milk production.

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Recently, there has been a resurgence in calf research, with producers, academics and industry professionals developing an interest in techniques to improve the health and welfare of newborn and pre-weaning dairy calves.

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Observing dairy calf behaviour is a critical skill in the early detection of disease. 

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Your replacement heifers are your next generation of milking cows. Take care of them.

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A strong heifer nutrition program is a multi-phase process geared toward optimizing animal growth and development.

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Calf scours is one of the most important and costly calf health issues affecting dairy operations in North America. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, scours, diarrhea and other digestive problems are responsible for more than half of all pre-weaned heifer calf deaths.

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