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10 Early Interventions to Rescue Sick Calves

Scours and pneumonia are the twin challenges of every calf raiser, especially heading into winter.


But early detection, coupled with an arsenal of interventions, can help many calves pull through and thrive despite these temporary setbacks.


According to Pamela Ruegg, DVM, MPVM, Department Chair at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, “supportive care is more valuable than antibiotics.” She said the natural inclination to manage calf diseases solely with a needle and a bottle is trumped by a host of other care methods that can guide calves on the road to recovery.




By MAUREEN HANSON

November 3, 2021


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