Effects of dystocia and confined calving on calf-morbidity rate from birth to weaning

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dc.contributor.author Sanderson, M.W.
dc.contributor.author Dargatz, D.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T18:59:31Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-23T18:59:31Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-23T18:59:31Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4674
dc.description.abstract An analysis was performed on data from a national survey of US beef cow-calf producers to quantify the effects of management factors on calf-morbidity risk from birth to weaning. The analysis included 2,490 herds from 23 states. A high calf-morbidity herd was defined as one with greater than 10% morbidity. The rate of dystocia in the herd was categorized into five levels. All dystocia levels were associated significantly with increased risk of being a high calf-morbidity herd. Having greater than 70% of cows and heifers calve in confinement also was associated with increased risk of being a high calf-morbidity herd. Approximately 40% of herds experienced high morbidity from the effect of dystocia and approximately 10% from the effect of confined calving. This analysis indicates that dystocia and confined calving are important factors in determining a herd’s calfmorbidity rate from birth to weaning. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 2000 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 00-287-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 850 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Cow-calf en_US
dc.subject Calf morbidity en_US
dc.subject Calving en_US
dc.subject Dystocia en_US
dc.title Effects of dystocia and confined calving on calf-morbidity rate from birth to weaning en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2000 en_US
dc.citation.epage 79 en_US
dc.citation.spage 77 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 2000, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 3, 2000 en_US

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