Managing your calf’s good health Managing your calf’s good health

Managing your calf’s good health

We support farmers in their important efforts to raise healthy, thriving calves. There’s no more essential factor for a successful calf-rearing programme, as healthy calves minimise the workload, lower the veterinary bill and ease farmers’ stress.

Managing respiratory health in young calves

This is crucial to ensure they reach their future potential. When the respiratory system is challenged, a calf’s mucus production increases, to help it to clear its airways.

Minimise risk of respiratory problems by providing optimal environmental conditions to increase the immunity of your calves. For help, review the protocol to maximise respiratory health, downloadable below.

Preventing neonatal calf diarrhoea or scours is key to reducing mortality

More than half of all neonatal calf deaths are related to diarrhoea. Nutritional factors such as poor-quality calf milk replacers and poor colostrum management contribute to the incidence of neonatal calf diarrhoea. The dehydration resulting from scours, caused by organisms such as cryptosporidium parvum, can also be fatal to a calf.