Colostrum, a key to survival
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Colostrum, a key to survival

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One of the pillars of health in cattle is colostrum administration to calves. This guidebook aims at highlighting that not all colostrums are equal. Each case must be studied in depth, in order to give the adequate passive immunity the neonatal calf needs. The book is presented in an effective and easy-toread way, and offers answers to the questions that can arise when carrying out this task.

1. Introduction 2. The cow The udder 3. Immunity in the foetus and newborn 4. Birth and management of the calf The labour and the foetus Preparation for calving Stages of calving Attention and assistance during calving When is it advisable to intervene during calving? Assessment of the newborn calf Does he breathe? Respiratory resuscitation: how to proceed? Is he acidotic? Management of the newborn calf How to proceed with the newborn calf? 5. Colostrum and colostrum intake What are the components of colostrum? How much colostrum does a calf need to take? When does the calf need to take the colostrum? Are all colostrum the same? Immunologic quality How can the quality of colostrum be determined? Hygienic quality Has the calf taken the colostrum properly? 6. Alternatives to maternal colostrum: substitutes and supplements Fresh or preserved colostrum Commercial products 7. Feeding of the calf Transition from colostrum to milk The colostrum 8. Bibliography 
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  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es Juan José Ramos Antón, Luis Miguel Ferrer Mayayo
  • Año de edición 2014
  • Nº Páginas 104
  • Encuadernación Hard cover
  • Tamaño 24 X 17

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