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Keeping calves healthy

Amanda Nolz

TSLN file photoWith early detection and prevention of illness, calves will be able to maintain optimal health for a successful summer grazing season.

There is nothing better than watching healthy calves grow during the summer months. The calves race around the pasture, tails in the air, as they dart around their mothers in the grassy paddocks. Soon, these energetic calves are eagerly bellying up to the creep feeder, and the rancher bursts with pride as he watches his calf crop grow. While a summer’s things-to-do list rapidly fills up with fixing fence, spraying thistles and baling hay, a rancher seems to always have an extra minute at dusk to look over his cowherd and appreciate his growing, healthy calves.

Keeping a watchful eye over baby calves is one of the most important things a cattleman can do, says Russ Daily, DVM, a South Dakota State Extension veterinarian. Looking over calves everyday can yield good results in avoiding troublesome diseases and illnesses throughout the summer months.

There is nothing better than watching healthy calves grow during the summer months. The calves race around the pasture, tails in the air, as they dart around their mothers in the grassy paddocks. Soon, these energetic calves are eagerly bellying up to the creep feeder, and the rancher bursts with pride as he watches his calf crop grow. While a summer’s things-to-do list rapidly fills up with fixing fence, spraying thistles and baling hay, a rancher seems to always have an extra minute at dusk to look over his cowherd and appreciate his growing, healthy calves.

Keeping a watchful eye over baby calves is one of the most important things a cattleman can do, says Russ Daily, DVM, a South Dakota State Extension veterinarian. Looking over calves everyday can yield good results in avoiding troublesome diseases and illnesses throughout the summer months.

There is nothing better than watching healthy calves grow during the summer months. The calves race around the pasture, tails in the air, as they dart around their mothers in the grassy paddocks. Soon, these energetic calves are eagerly bellying up to the creep feeder, and the rancher bursts with pride as he watches his calf crop grow. While a summer’s things-to-do list rapidly fills up with fixing fence, spraying thistles and baling hay, a rancher seems to always have an extra minute at dusk to look over his cowherd and appreciate his growing, healthy calves.

Keeping a watchful eye over baby calves is one of the most important things a cattleman can do, says Russ Daily, DVM, a South Dakota State Extension veterinarian. Looking over calves everyday can yield good results in avoiding troublesome diseases and illnesses throughout the summer months.

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There is nothing better than watching healthy calves grow during the summer months. The calves race around the pasture, tails in the air, as they dart around their mothers in the grassy paddocks. Soon, these energetic calves are eagerly bellying up to the creep feeder, and the rancher bursts with pride as he watches his calf crop grow. While a summer’s things-to-do list rapidly fills up with fixing fence, spraying thistles and baling hay, a rancher seems to always have an extra minute at dusk to look over his cowherd and appreciate his growing, healthy calves.

Keeping a watchful eye over baby calves is one of the most important things a cattleman can do, says Russ Daily, DVM, a South Dakota State Extension veterinarian. Looking over calves everyday can yield good results in avoiding troublesome diseases and illnesses throughout the summer months.

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