English | 2021 | ISBN: 1789181348 | 249 pages | True PDF EPUB | 55.67 MB
A guide to calf management authored by vets who also have their own herd. The focus is on rearing an animal with optimal health for enhanced productivity with a focus on welfare and best practice. The book employs a lifecycle approach to management, seeing the calf through the pre-partum period to 4 months of age. Topics covered include feeding strategies and feeding behaviour, hygiene, weaning, grazing, husbandry advice, and disease management. The approach throughout is of animal and keeper working together. The information presented has a solid research foundation and is evidence-based and up-to-date. Practical tips from the authors’ own experience are also included.