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by Coleen Jones and Jud Heinrichs. Completely updated, this all-new book gives you what you need to raise healthy calves. CALVING events of a normal calving, assisting delivery, care of the newborn calf; FEEDING nutrient requirements, choosing a milk replacer; HANDLING & HOUSING; HEALTH dehorning, causes of scours, respiratory disease, AND MORE! 72 pages This book can be purchased as a PDF format file. The PDF file is Bookmarked and Searchable. To open, view and print the file, you must have the third party software Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. After you purchase the PDF of this title, we will email you instructions on how to download the file. We recommend that you create a special folder for your PDF book and download the file to that folder. The time it will take you to download the PDF file depends on the type of internet connection you have and the size of the book. This could take from 30 minutes (28.8K connection speed) to less than 3 minutes (T1/Cable/DSL). The PDF file will not be emailed to you. The purchase of PDF books is only available through the Bookstore at or by fax with a valid credit card and email. We cannot accept checks or purchase orders. Orders are processed daily between 8 a.m. and noon Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday, excluding major US holidays. Orders received between these hours will be available that same day. You will be emailed instructions about how to download your PDF book, and you must download the PDF within 14 days of this notification. All content of a purchased PDF is copyrighted, the same as a physical copy of the book. Substantial or systematic reproduction of the PDF is not permitted. Nor is distributing or posting the PDF file without permission from W. D. Hoard & Sons Company. You may print a single copy of the purchased PDF solely for your personal, noncommercial use. Kindly direct any questions to Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor,

CALVING: Maintain the maternity area, Events of a normal calving, Difficult and abnormal births, Examining the cow, Scoring calving difficulty, Abnormal birth positions, Assisting delivery, Twins not a bonus, Care of the newborn calf, Dip the navel of every calf, Don't put off weighing and identification, Give vaccinations and check calf health, Colostrum Q-Q-T rule , Colostrum the essential first meal, Racing the clock, Factors affecting colostrum IgG Antibody concentration is important, Pathogens that spread through colostrum or milk from cow to calf, Cleanliness is a virtue, Measure colostrum quality, Store excess colostrums, Colostrum supplements, Colostrum replacers, Pasteurization of colostrums, Monitor total protein levels, Comparing monitoring methods.

FEEDING: Pre-ruminant digestion, Rumen development, Wait to feed hay, Nutrient requirements, Recommended feeding amount, Calf feeding systems, Liquid feed options and economics, All milk replacers are not created equally, Accelerated growth replacers, Additives can prevent disease, Common milk replacer protein sources, Prebiotics, Evaluating milk replacer quality, Mixing milk replacer, Feeding whole milk, Feeding excess colostrum or transition milk, Recommendations for using fermented milk, Can I feed waste milk to my calves?, Recommendations for feeding waste milk, Waste milk has more microbial life, Pasteurization limits risk, Recommendations to pasteurize waste milk, Quality control , Calf starter composition and quality, Water: the forgotten nutrient, Environmental effects on feed requirements, Calf feeding guidelines from birth to weaning.

HANDLING & HOUSING: Housing influences calf health, Ventilation, Isolate calves to limit disease, Keep calves comfortable, Consider cost and labor efficiency, Options for calf housing.

HEALTH: Dehorning, Removing extra teats, Prevent cross-sucking, Monitoring calf health, Controlling disease requires a compre hensive approach, Causes of scours, What is calf scours? Dehydration kills calves, Bacteria commonly cause calf scours, Viral infections can complicate disease, Protozoa are another source of infection, Prevention of calf scours, Adsorption and secretion of the intestine, Fluid replacement therapy is best scours treatment, Components of oral rehydration solutions, Recipe for oral rehydration solution, Feed electrolytes in addition to normal milk diet, Antibiotics may not help scouring calves, Respiratory disease is second leading illness, Preventing respiratory disease, Navel infections and hernias, Ringworm, Johne's disease, Parasites.

APPENDICES: Correcting a colostrometer's reading based on temperature, Molecular weights and concentrations of ingredients in rehydration solutions, Comparison of oral rehydration products.
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