Keep calves healthy by reducing pathogen exposure

Keep calves healthy by reducing pathogen exposure

Most dairy calf facilities have sanitation protocols in place, but ensuring that they are implemented and effective is key to maintaining healthy calves.

One of the best ways to keep dairy calves healthy and growing is to limit their exposure to harmful bacteria. Even when calves are exposed to disease pathogens but do not become ill, they still exert valuable energy to fight off disease.

“When calves are exposed to fewer environmental challenges, they have more energy to utilize toward feed conversion and weight gain,” Dr. Christie Underwood, calf and heifer specialist with Purina Animal Nutrition, explained. “By reducing their exp

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