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Recent Stories by Maureen Hanson

Here Comes Pneumonia Season

Nov 09, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
Along with the many other challenges that winter presents for calf and heifer raisers, the risk of pneumonia in young stock goes up as the mercury goes down.

Simple Calf Respiratory Scoring System

Oct 08, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
Researchers at UC-Davis have developed a handy, easy-to-use diagnostic tool to streamline monitoring of calves for respiratory disease, so they can be detected and cared for early in the disease process.

Beware of Salt Poisoning in Dairy Calves

Sep 09, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
The health and productivity of young calves can be affected by a wide range of metabolic and pathogenic conditions. Among the maladies that can profoundly affect calves’ health is their intake and balance of sodium.

Life After Weaning: The Next Frontier

Sep 07, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
Dairy calf research in the preweaned phase has been plentiful in the past few decades. However, there is now much to be learned in the relatively unchartered nutritional territory of the post-weaning phase.

Dairy Calf Vaccine Advice

Jun 11, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
Vaccines protect dairy calves from diseases. That’s the short definition. The “long” story of vaccinating calves is that vaccine performance depends on many, highly variable factors.

Hutches and Heat Stress

May 10, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
Learn how to help preweaned calves in hutches remain healthy and on the grow in the summer months ahead, with tips from Penn State University Dairy Extension educators Jud Heinrichs and Colleen Jones.

Vaccines: Handle with Care

Apr 06, 2018 by Maureen Hanson
Vaccines are intended to prevent disease in cattle and can be highly effective when delivered intact. But many vaccines also are highly fragile, and can be rendered useless by cold, heat or sunlight.