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(NUTRITIONAL) STRESS IN CALVES
Blog · 11. January 2023
A mixture of moderate to mild deficiencies of several vitamins and minerals often makes it difficult to diagnose calves correctly. Weak, less vital calves with diarrhea, these are often the main complaints. Therefore, in case of persistent and difficult to treat complaints in calves, also look at the nutrition and nutritional status of the cows. Not only from the feed ration calculation, but also from the perspective of the individual animal!

THE PERSEVERER WINS:  THE REMARKABLE STORY OF A NEARLY BLIND CALF
Blog · 22. December 2022
After "Dante's" birth, it was immediately clear that something was wrong with the calf...

YELLOW/BLACK SIGNAL TAPE, VERY USEFUL WHILE WORKING WITH BOVINES
Blog · 22. October 2022
Low Stress Stockmanship to me is more than just moving farm animals from one side to the other. It also means knowing and understanding how animals perceive their environment, and then responding appropriately.

BOVINES AND THEIR LIGHT SENSITIVITY
Blog · 12. October 2022
If your cows walk into the milking parlor more easily than they walk out, I advise you to look at the environment with different eyes!

IT'S GETTING COLDER, TAKE CARE OF YOUR CALVES
Blog · 07. October 2022
A calf's optimal comfort zone is an ambient temperature of 15°C. If the calf is not sufficiently dry, the calf will get cold and will burn more energy to keep warm. This is not only at the expense of vitality, but also at the expense of growth and increases the risk of stress and respiratory diseases.

MULTIPLE PREGNANCY IN COWS, CAN IT BE AFFECTED?
Blog · 10. September 2022
In almost all cases, a twin pregnancy is caused by a double ovulation. There are a number of (animal related) factors that significantly increase the likelihood of a twin pregnancy.

"PINKEYE": INFECTIOUS BOVINE KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS (IBK) IN CATTLE AND SMALL RUMINANTS
Blog · 19. August 2022
In summer, we frequently see inflammation of the eyelids and/or cornea in young cattle and cows (as well as small ruminants). This condition is called "Pinkeye." It is usually caused by a bacterium (mainly Moraxella bovis). The infection rate varies from region to region.

BULLS AND THEIR "MANUAL"  (part 3)
Blog · 13. August 2022
A bull will perform a broadside threat prior to attack. He will stand sideways so the person or other bull can see how big and powerful he is. In such a situation, the person may just back slowly away from the bull. NEVER RUN away and do not turn your back on him.

BULLS AND THEIR "MANUAL"  (part 2)
Blog · 04. August 2022
A bull can never be trusted, but the risk of attack can be reduced through proper handling and education.

BULLS AND THEIR "MANUAL" (part 1)
Blog · 03. August 2022
The most dangerous bull is a bull that has not been properly socialized to his own kind.

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