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Handbook of Calf Health and Management: A Guide to Best Practice Care for Calves


867 in stock

867 in stock

Sophie Mahendran


A guide to calf management authored by veterinarians with years of experience in both practice and research. The focus is on rearing a calf for optimal health and enhanced productivity, with a focus on welfare and best practice.

Handbook of Calf Health and Management employs a lifecycle approach to management, seeing the calf through from conception to bulling age. Topics covered include feeding strategies and feeding behaviour, hygiene, weaning, grazing, husbandry advice and disease management. The approach throughout is of animal and keeper working together. The information presented has a solid research foundation and is evidence based and up to date. Practical tips from the authors’ own experience are also included.

Handbook of Calf Health and Management is a must have book for both cattle veterinarians, veterinary students, farmers and stockpeople with an interest in calf management.




  1. Pregnancy and the Pre-partum Environment
  2. Calving
  3. Colostrum Management
  4. Calf Housing and the Environment
  5. Feeding the Pre-Weaned Calf
  6. Monitoring Growth and the Weaning Period
  7. Care of the Post-Weaning Calf
  8. Calf Health Management
  9. Dairy Sourced Beef
  10. Economics of Calf Rearing



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