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!
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.
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.
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.
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.