Rearing healthy calves manual

Rearing healthy calves manual

Introduction Overview of calf rearing process
1. Pre-calving care  Sire selection, heifer target weights etc...
2. Clean, confortable environment  Planning current & future needs, quarantine areas etc...
3. Identification & traceability  Identification systems, NLIS tags etc...
4. Colostrum management  What’s in colostrum, absorption & immunity etc...
5. Good nutrition  Rumen development & function, role of fibre etc...
6. Residue risk management  Residue testing, contamination scenarios, accessing risk etc... 
7. Health management Prevention, health basics, Johne’s disease, vaccination etc...
8. Weaning management Nutrition, managing disease, approaches to weaning etc...
9. Care before transport & sale New national standards, managing sale calf care etc...
Appendices: disease cards Outline of the cause & mgt of common calf diseases

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