Calf health from birth to weaning. I. General aspects of disease prevention

Ir Vet J. 2011 Sep 16;64(1):10. doi: 10.1186/2046-0481-64-10.


Calfhood diseases have a major impact on the economic viability of cattle operations. This is the first in a three part review series on calf health from birth to weaning, focusing on preventive measures. The review considers both pre- and periparturient management factors influencing calf health, colostrum management in beef and dairy calves and further nutrition and weaning in dairy calves.