Worldwide, about 23% of dairy cattle experience lameness issues, with three types of hoof lesions causing most of those problems, says University of Wisconsin veterinarian Nigel Cook.
For those that calve in January and February, the rapid changes in temperature may have played a role in calf sickness and growth.
Tick infestations can sometimes go unnoticed, especially during winter.
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Severe illness and death losses in young dairy bull calves due to Salmonella heidelberg became more commonly recognized in many Midwestern states, including South Dakota.
As snow and frigid temperatures remind us that it’s still winter, it’s a good time to remind cattle producers that calves are especially vulnerable in these conditions.
As small dairies and beef operations continue to close, large animal veterinarians say they’re feeling the effects.