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dc.identifier.citation Anton, Alina. 2018. "Monitoring the neonatal period in calves". Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași Seria Medicină Veterinară 61 (4): 309-314. en_US
dc.description.abstract Recommended targets for the neonatal period are ”S.M.A.R.T.” (farm-specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-based) and these will need adjusting for individual herds over time. The indices to monitor neonatal calf health are focused primarily on colostrum management and survival rates in the first 24 hours of life. The two main disease implicated with morbidity and mortality in young stock are diarrhea and pneumonia. Mortality rates and disease incidence in young stock are extremely variable between farms, and this is an area in which the herd health advisor can have an influence on cow welfare and herd productivity. If the rate of perinatal calf mortality is above target, calving management should be reviewed and discussed with farm staff. Vaccination of cows in the last trimester of pregnancy can be useful in providing immunoglobulins in colostrum against certain diseases, but cannot replace excellent hygiene and husbandry in the neonatal period. The cost of disease are difficult to quantify but are linked to a reduced growth rate and increased mortality rate. Initial value of the calf is around 200-250 EUR, but total cost from birth to 12 weeks age is about 350-400 EUR. For this reason prevention and control of diarrhea and pneumonia needs to be a primary focus during the pre-weaned period as well as the provision of adequate nutrition. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ”Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iasi en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
dc.subject management en_US
dc.subject calf en_US
dc.subject colostrum en_US
dc.subject diarrhea and pneumonia en_US
dc.title Monitoring the neonatal period in calves en_US
dc.type Article en_US Alina Anton, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “Ion Ionescu de la Brad”, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Iasi, Romania
dc.publicationName Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași, Seria Medicină Veterinară
dc.volume 61
dc.issue 4
dc.publicationDate 2018
dc.startingPage 309
dc.endingPage 314
dc.identifier.eissn 2393-4603

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