Section 80
Chapter 79,715

Commercial Dairy Calf Management: Impact on Performance and Health

Grothe, J.; Thornsberry, R.M.

Veterinary Clinics of North America. Food Animal Practice 38(1): 63-75


ISSN/ISBN: 1558-4240
PMID: 35219486
Accession: 079714019

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The transition for the calf from the milk-feeding phase to the grouping and dry feed feeding phase is the second most difficult time for a calf, with the most difficult life phase being parturition and the first day of life. Reducing these stress factors directly relates to reduced health problems and better performance during subsequent life phases. This review will discuss some of the key management factors associated with achieving maximum production potential for the commercial dairy calf.

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