Colostrum. A practical guide for correct colostrum feeding in calves
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Colostrum. A practical guide for correct colostrum feeding in calves

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The authors’ experience backs up one of the most practical and easy-to-use books about colostrum. This guidebook tries to answer the basic questions related to the daily activity of vets, cattle producers and technicians, ranging over issues such as birth and cow, but featuring a special focus on the need for an adequate administration of colostrums to calves, a key to minimise neonatal calf mortality.

1. Introduction

2. The cow

The udder

3. Birth and management of the calf

The labour and the foetus

Preparation for calving

Stages of calving

Attention and assistance during calving

When is it advisable to intervene during calving?

Assessment of the newborn calf

Management of the newborn calf

How to proceed with the newborn calf?

4. Colostrum and colostrum intake

What are the components of colostrum?

How much colostrum does a calf need to take?

When does the calf need to take the colostrum?

Are all colostrum the same?

Immunologic quality

How can the quality of colostrum be determined?

Hygienic quality

5. Alternatives to maternal colostrum: substitutes and supplements

Fresh or preserved colostrum

Commercial products

6. Feeding of the calf

Transition from colostrum to milk

7. Bibliography

  • Autor/es Juan José Ramos Antón, Luis Miguel Ferrer Mayayo
  • Fecha de edición diciembre 2013
  • Nº Páginas 60
  • Encuadernación Tapa blanda. Wire-o
  • Tamaño 11 X 20
  • Idioma Inglés

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