Helping The Newborn Calf Breathe

Helping The Newborn Calf Breathe

Glenn Selk

Feedlot Magazine

Despite our best efforts at bull selection and heifer development, cows or heifers occasionally need assistance at calving time.  Every baby calf has a certain degree of respiratory acidosis.  Acidosis is the result of the deprivation of oxygen and the accumulation of carbon dioxide that results from the passage of the calf through the birth canal. 

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