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A runny nose results from drainage from the nasal passageways. On very hot, dusty, windy, or even cold days or in response to allergens, the sinuses can become inflamed and discharge excess drainage out the nose, even if there is no infection...

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A cough is the body’s response to an irritant in the throat or airway. The irritant stimulates nerves that send messages to the brain. The brain then tells the muscles in the chest or abdomen to push air out of the lungs to force out the irritant. There are many reasons why a calf might cough...

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Body temperature is just one piece of the puzzle when identifying illness in calves. Just like other warm-blooded mammals, a calf’s core temperature does not depend on the environment. Most of the time this body temperature will stay relatively consistent. Calves maintain their body temperature by converting the food they eat into body heat.

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Hello, my name is Mariah Gull. This week I get to introduce myself, and give you a little insight on how I found my niche in calf and heifer management and came to write the blog here on the Calf Distinction website...

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With the temperatures warming up in this part of the world, many dairy producers are focused on implementing heat abatement practices. Usually, most time and energy are put into cooling cows early in lactation, because this group of animals has an immediate effect on farm income. However, it is important to not forget that other groups of cattle also experience heat stress, and long-term benefits will come from cooling all groups of cattle...

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