Blood studies and performance among calves reared by different methods.

  title={Blood studies and performance among calves reared by different methods.},
  author={W O Reece and D K Hotchkiss},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={70 8},
Three methods of feeding calves were compared as follows: 1) milk replacer only with restricted movement, 2) milk replacer only with freedom of movement, and 3) hay, grain, and water with freedom of movement. No significant differences were noted for variables of acid-base balance (sampled while resting). An Fe deficiency, microcytic, hypochromic anemia, developed in the calves receiving milk replacer only. Average daily gain, carcass grade, and sale price were superior for calves receiving… CONTINUE READING

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