Ensuring Optimal Drainage in Young Calf Housing: Key to Health and Productivity

Proper drainage in young calf housing is crucial for maintaining a healthy and productive environment. Effective drainage systems help prevent the accumulation of moisture, reduce the risk of disease, and create a comfortable living space for calves. Here, we explore the importance of drainage, its impact on

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Ensuring Optimal Water Quality for Young Dairy Calves: A Technical Guide for Farmers and Vets

Water quality is a critical aspect of calf rearing that directly influences the health, growth, and overall performance of young dairy calves. Both drinking water and water used for milk replacer must meet high standards to ensure calves receive the best possible start. This blog focuses on

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Optimizing Calf Comfort: Essential Tips for Maximizing Calf Potential

Author: Tommy Heffernan, Vet and Nuffield Scholar Ensuring the comfort of dairy calves is crucial for their growth, health, and future productivity. By optimizing calf comfort, farmers can support the biological needs of their calves, helping them reach their full potential. Here, we discuss key factors including

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Keeping Dairy Calves Healthy During Cold Weather: A Practical Guide for Farmers and Vets

As temperatures drop, it’s crucial to implement strategies to protect dairy calves from the adverse effects of cold stress. This guide provides scientific insights and practical tips to help farmers and veterinarians manage calves during colder months, ensuring their health and growth. Physiological Effects of Cold Stress

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Enhancing Calf Health Through Vaccinations: A Comprehensive Guide

Vaccinations play a crucial role in improving calf health by protecting them against various infectious diseases. By understanding how vaccines work, why they are used, and how to optimize their effectiveness, farmers can ensure better health and productivity for their calves. Additionally, recent research highlights the potential

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The Effects of Stress on Calf Health: Risks, Impacts, and Management Strategies

Stress is a significant factor that can adversely affect the health and performance of young calves. Understanding the main stressors and their impacts on calf health is crucial for both farmers and veterinarians. This article delves into the scientific aspects of stress in calves, its effects on

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