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Assisted Calving Farming Note

Management of a cow at calving is a pivotal part of setting her up to cope with the stresses and demands of lactation. Recognising when to assist a calving cow and the correct technique to use is crucial for preventing both short and long-term health issues of the cow and calf. Similarly, it is important to know when a vet is necessary for a successful outcome to the calving.

This Farming Note covers:

  • When and how to calve a cow
  • Reviving a newborn calf
  • Mitigating any potential post-calving problems
  • Care of the freshly calved cow

Issued November 2008.

About Kingshay Farming Notes

Since 1991 Kingshay has been publishing Farming Notes on issues critical to the success of a modern dairy farm business. These briefings provide dairy farmers, large animal vets, farm consultants and other interested parties with the most important and timely information in a concise two-page format. The information contained in our Farming Notes is written and updated by our experts to ensure accuracy and save you time.

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