Keep Britain’s Youngstock Healthy: Colostrum Management – MSD Animal Health

29 Jan 2018

When a calf is born it possesses no antibodies to fight disease. Consequently, the ingestion of plenty of good quality colostrum is the key to a calf’s survival.

Good colostrum intakes mean:

  • Fewer scour and other disease problems (such as pneumonia, salmonellosis and ringworm)
  • Reduced death rates
  • Better growth rates
  • Improved milk production from female dairy calves in the long term

Four short videos and guidelines will help you optimise colostrum feeding for healthier calves.


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