Colostrum Thief May Hurt Next in Line

Colostrum Thief May Hurt Next in Line

Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN

The best assumption is that the actual calf of that cow would be at high risk for failure of passive transfer (FPT). This lack of passive immunity increases the risk of neonatal calf diseases, especially of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts, and has been shown to have negative effects all the way to the feedlot.

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