Effects of Calving Difficulty and Confined Calving on Calf Sickness

Effects of Calving Difficulty and Confined Calving on Calf Sickness

  Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University

         USDA and Kansas State researchers surveyed 2490 beef herds in 23 states to study the impact of management factors on calf sickness from birth to weaning.  Herds that reported more than 10% of the calves becoming sick from scours, respiratory illness, pinkeye, or footrot were classified as “high sickness herds”.

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