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Calf diseases and mortality in Swedish dairy herds.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8310899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A survey of the mortality and morbidity affecting calves during the first 3 months of life was carried out. Results are reported from 131 herds with altogether 5,050 calvings. These herds kept individual calf cards for all calves born. The incidences of abortions and stillborn calves were 0.6% and 3.6%, respectively. During the period 0-90 days the mortality and morbidity were 2.6% and 11.0%, respectively. The frequencies of enteritis and pneumonia in calves were 7.2% and 0.8%. Mortality and morbidity were influenced by breed, season, age of the dam and time of first colostrum. The frequencies of abortions, stillborn calves, mortality and morbidity varied considerably between herds. Herd factors influencing mortality and morbidity during different periods of time were: herd size, yield, zero-grazing, whether the calf was allowed to feed by suckling, the design of the calf pens, and previous incidence of infectious enteritis in the herd. On average, both mortality and morbidity in calves were low, though in certain herds, temporarily high frequencies were registered.
Authors:
S O Olsson; S Viring; U Emanuelsson; S O Jacobsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta veterinaria Scandinavica     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0044-605X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Vet. Scand.     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-14     Completed Date:  1994-03-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370400     Medline TA:  Acta Vet Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Swedish Association for Livestock Breeding and Production, Animal Health Department, Eskilstuna.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Cattle
Cattle Diseases / mortality*
Dairying*
Female
Incidence
Male
Morbidity
Pregnancy
Questionnaires
Risk Factors
Sweden / epidemiology

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