Factors Affecting Serum Total Protein and Immunoglobulin G Concentration in Replacement Dairy Calves

@inproceedings{Villarroel2013FactorsAS,
  title={Factors Affecting Serum Total Protein and Immunoglobulin G Concentration in Replacement Dairy Calves},
  author={Aurora Villarroel and Taylor B Miller and Elisha D Johnson and Kimberly R Noyes and Justin Ward},
  year={2013}
}
Evaluation of dairy replacement calf health is generally divided into the pre-weaning and post-weaning periods; with an average weaning age of 8.6 weeks [1]. In 2007, the NAHMS Dairy study found that the pre-weaning period accounts for about 81% of total dairy replacement calf mortality [1]. Accordingly, management strategies to optimize health during this period will have the greatest impact on overall dairy calf mortality. Cows do not confer immunity transplacentally, but rather calves… CONTINUE READING
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