Calf losses before birth concern for producers

Calf losses before birth concern for producers

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An “abortion” is the discharge of the fetus prior to the end of the normal gestation period. Abortions have many causes, including physiological problems such as hormonal imbalances, metabolic problems, toxicoses and/or infectious diseases caused by protozoa, fungi, bacteria or viruses, according to Neil Dyer, director of the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

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