CALF Pneumonia was discussed at the second Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) Clyde Monitor Farm meeting, hosted by Monitor Farmer, Andrew Baillie of Carstairs Mains.
Charles Marwood, a veterinary surgeon with the Clyde Vet Group, told the group that, to control pneumonia, it was important to consider the variety of causes of the disease, which reduces an animal’s liveweight gain and performance for its entire life.
He listed and explained some of the risk factors which can influence the chances of calves succumbing to pneumonia including stress, diet and nutrition and BVD.
For more information on the meeting, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette. And look out for details of the next Clyde Monitor Farm meeting, on February 13, in the Gazette.