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Hypocalcemia (low blood calcium level) is a “normal” physiological response in mammals to supply the calcium necessary for colostrum, milk production and immune system activation, if necessary.

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Salmonellosis has the unenviable distinction of being one of the most common causes of foodborne illness and zoonotic disease. Causing abdominal cramps, diarrhea and fever, it is a medical condition that is best to avoid.

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Alfalfa is a power-packed ingredient in cattle rations, especially for the dairy producer. Yet this crop can add more uncertainty to the ration than any other ingredient. That’s because alfalfa’s relative feed value (RFV) can vary drastically.

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Linda Christensen has carved out a niche audience for herself over the past 50 years as the sole “butter head” sculptor of Princess Kay and finalists at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Weaning calves early pays dividends in better calf performance and in saving money by feeding less milk replacer per calf. Here are some guidelines about weaning and taking care of calves after weaning.

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Research is generally mixed on the feasibility of group housing for pre-weaned calves, especially relative to calf health.

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