Maureen Hanson

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Recent Stories by Maureen Hanson

Calf Tube Feeding Done Right

Feb 11, 2020 by Maureen Hanson
An esophageal tube feeder can be a lifeline for young calves, delivering colostrum, milk or electrolytes when they are unable to suckle a bottle. But incorrect use of these feeders can be dangerous or even deadly.

Protect Your Calves During Fly Season

Aug 07, 2019 by Maureen Hanson
Flies are more than just an annoyance for calves in warm weather. High fly populations also can spread diseases among calves; cause stress and reduced immunity; and negatively impact growth and weight gain.

Use TLC with MLVs

Jul 03, 2019 by Maureen Hanson
Modified live vaccines can be effective in building immunity in cattle, because they stimulate an immune response to a variation of disease-causing organisms. But those live organisms can be touchy and temperamental.

The Case for Later Weaning

May 10, 2019 by Maureen Hanson
While it is possible to wean calves from milk-based rations at as early as 6 weeks of age, University of Guelph calf researcher Michael Steele says it’s not optimal.