Friday, 09 August 2019 10:55

Preventing mastitis over calving

Mastitis is the most common disease of dairy cattle and is a significant cause of losses on the dairy farm, explains Dr Sean Daly, vet and technical adviser at MSD Animal Health.

Published in Farm Health
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:12

New-born need fresh colostrum

All calves, including bobbies, must get adequate fresh colostrum in their first 24 hours of life.

Published in General News

A new-born calf’s immune system is immature, so calves rely on antibodies in colostrum for protection while their own immune system matures.

Published in Farm Health

Handheld digital or optical Brix refractometers offer a low cost, practical way to assess colostrum quality onfarm, and can help encourage famers to seek advice if colostrum is inadequate.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 08 July 2016 09:55

Colostrum key to healthy calves

Get your colostrum feeding right and you'll go a long way towards raising healthy replacement calves.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 12:28

Calves’ great start pays dividends

It's a long way to Methven, particularly if you come from Devon in the UK or Wairarapa, as have Andrew Furzeland and Rebecca Langley.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 10:00

Feed colostrum soonest – the clock is ticking

This month we focus on the timing and methods of feeding of colostrum and how this affects the absorption of vital antibodies. 

Published in Farm Health

Last month we discussed the importance of colostrum, the consequences of insufficient colostrum feeding and how to assess colostrum management on farm.

Published in Farm Health

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