What is with all of these calf huts? Do they really live in these tiny boxes, and how on Earth can they be happy or comfortable?
Each effort toward best calf weaning practices offers pros and cons that may fit a producer’s desire but have differing effects on the individual animal.
This week the BBC News shared a bizarre story of a teen who recently contracted cowpox on his hands after the calves he was feeding nibbled on his hands. The incident, which happened three months ago in Wales, was recently disclosed by a researcher at the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology in London. A viral disease in […]
DYK? Calves affected by bovine respiratory disease don’t grow as fast as their herdmates, are older at first calving, and have an increased risk of being culled before the end of their first lactation. Dr. Curt Vlietstra, professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim, offers six management pillars that can contribute to the success of young […]
A Grant County, Wisconsin dairy was forced to put down nine Holstein calves after a dog attack last week on their farm. On Thursday at 6:22 A.M., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office was called to a dairy farm on Milner Ln. in Little Grant Township to investigate a dog attack on the farm’s Holstein calves. […]
The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) has issued a reminder to Nevadans to let lone calves be. The NDA said when passersby see calves alone near roadways, the animals are often mistaken as abandoned and people unfamiliar with cattle ranching may not know that cows leave their calves alone while they graze. “Calf theft is […]
University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are trying to uncover the cause of a novel form of severe, lethal dwarfism in calves and are asking for producer help. Dr. David Steffen (Veterinary Diagnostic Center) and Dr. Jessica Petersen (Department of Animal Science) are using veterinary and genomic tools to try to understand the cause of the abnormal, […]