calf care

Feeding colostrum as a therapy for diarrhea in preweaned calves

Diarrhea in preweaning calves is a multifactorial disease that is contracted due to a combination of environmental, management and pathogenic factors. This is one of the reasons why it is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality as well as one of the leading causes of antimicrobial therapy in dairy calves.¹ Alone, diarrhea can have …

Feeding colostrum as a therapy for diarrhea in preweaned calves Read More »

“I’m just a baby!”

If you are on social media, you have likely encountered the viral trend of baby animal videos with audio that says “I’m just a baby” in a cute voice. While the audio has turned many videos of baby animals into internet sensations, it does hold real-world truth. When you selectively breed your animals to achieve …

“I’m just a baby!” Read More »

black calf

Calving equals colostrum

Calving equals colostrum: Not only in cold weather, but hot weather too. As fall calving approaches, flies and heat stress are likely some of your top concerns. Rightfully so, but did you know colostrum has a direct effect on helping your calves combat that heat stress? In fact, feeding quality colostrum during times of heat …

Calving equals colostrum Read More »