Growth performance and health of dairy calves bedded with different types of materials.

@article{Panivivat2004GrowthPA,
  title={Growth performance and health of dairy calves bedded with different types of materials.},
  author={R. Panivivat and Elizabeth B. Kegley and Jean A. T. Pennington and Derek W. Kellogg and S. L. Krumpelman},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2004},
  volume={87 11},
  pages={3736-45}
}
Granite fines, sand, rice hulls, long wheat straw, and wood shavings were compared as bedding for 60 female dairy calves. Growth, health, stress indices, and behavior of newly born calves, along with physical characteristics and bacterial counts of bedding, were evaluated for 42 d during August to October, 2002. Overall average daily gain and dry matter intake of calves did not differ due to bedding type, although during wk 2 calves housed on rice hulls had the greatest dry matter intake and… CONTINUE READING

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