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  • Calf and Heifer Rearing

Calf and Heifer Rearing

P.C. Garnsworthy (Ed)

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Author(s): P.C. Garnsworthy (Ed)

About The Book

This volume considers every aspect of calf rearing, from physiological principles to practical systems. Topics include physiology of growth and digestion, nutrient requirements, health and welfare, and lifetime performance. More than half the authors are from outside the UK and all are acknowledged as international experts in their field. This book is aimed at technical advisers, researchers, extension workers, veterinary practitioners, progressive farmers, academics and students.

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Author P.C. Garnsworthy (Ed)
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 362pp
ISBN 9781904761228
Publication date January 2005
Book Type Hardcover


  • Modern calves and heifers: challenges for rearing systems
  • Physiology of growth
  • Bovine gut development
  • Rumen development in the dairy calf
  • Current perspectives on the energy and protein requirements of the pre-weaned calf
  • Nutrient sources for liquid feeding of calves
  • Nutrient sources for solid feeds and factors affecting their intake by calves
  • Passive immunity in newborn calves
  • Digestive secretions in preruminant and ruminant calves and some aspects of their regulation
  • Management of diseases in calves and heifers
  • Welfare implications of dairy calf and heifer rearing
  • Early growth effects on subsequent health and performance of dairy heifers
  • Mammary development and milk yield potential
  • Grazing systems for dairy herd replacements
  • Fertility in the modern dairy heifer
  • Guidelines for optimal dairy heifer rearing and herd performance
  • Index

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