Are you ready for calving season??

Are you ready for calving season

  • Have your calving toolbox ready BEFORE calves start hitting the ground. Here are a few things we like to keep in our calving box:
  • Colostrum (Replacer and Supplement) – probably the single most important component to have on hand! If the calf does not get enough colostrum then their immune system is reduced from the start. You should give 2 quarts of colostrum within the first 6 hours of life, and repeat that process before 12 hours of age. At least 100mg/dL will be required to prevent failure passive transfer. Supplements are used when you know the calf received some colostrum, but you question the quantity of it. A replacer is preferred when you know the calf has not sucked yet.
    Electrolytes (Resorb/Replenish/Entrolyte)
    OB Chains
    Calf Jack
    Gloves/OB Sleeves
    Towels
    OB Lube
    Milk Replacer
    Calf Guard
    Orphan-No-More
    Calf Booster
    Drench/Calf Bottle
    Balling Gun
    Scour Pills
    Bander and Bands

  • Provide shelter for cows and calves that have sufficient bedding, ensuring a decent barrier between the cold ground and the body of a wet newborn calf.
  • Some first-calf heifers and cows may need to be in a separate pen with only their calf to encourage bonding and to ensure the calf has the ability to nurse once he is able to stand.
  • Adjust your feeding times. Research has shown that cows that are fed in the evenings are more likely to calve during the day.
  • Have a plan to warm up calves if the weather is too cold for them to do so, this could be anything from a bathtub with warm running water or a special calf warmer such as a Polydome Calf Warmer.
  • Don’t be afraid to call the vet! If you have not seen any significant progress within an hour or so, it’s time to call. The sooner a veterinarian is able to assist, the better the outcome for both mom and calf.

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