American Cattlemen knows our readers adore their calves. But who has the cutest calf of the season?
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Increased calf mortality and illness is blamed on a variety of things: fluctuating weather patterns, an increased number of calvings per day or even transitioning of employees from one task to another. Oftentimes the real cause is the easiest one to fix.
“A common area that is overlooked on many operations is a calf’s navel or umbilicus,” says Bethany Fisher, calf and heifer specialist with Purina Animal Nutrition LLC. “This simple thing that triggered the first breath could easily be the source of the last.” Proper disinfection of the navel can reduce the risk of many ailments in calves.