Methods of Control and Prevention
As infections are initiated by ingestion of oocysts, control strategies must be aimed at reducing the number of oocysts in the environment.
Measures to reduce the risk of infection include the removal of food contaminated with faeces and better placement of feeding and water troughs. If possible, creep feeders . . . → Read More: Methods of Treatment, Control and Prevention of Coccidosis in Dairy Cattle
Overnight Shedding with Daytime Mini-Paddocks
This system is effective for batch rearing. It minimises contamination of the shed, while allowing calves to sleep overnight and providing shelter during wet, windy weather. If you use this system, make sure that your calves eat the necessary concentrate ration essential for growth and early rumen development.
It . . . → Read More: Dairy Cattle Housing
Once a calf is weaned, most health problems are over. It is then necessary to decide on a desirable growth rate and to feed the most economical sources of energy, protein, minerals and vitamins to satisfy those requirements. Nutritional requirements and intake capacity change over time. Heifers less than one year of age . . . → Read More: Dairy Heifer Feeding and Housing