Strategies to enhance health and well-being of dairy calves: exploring the use of prebiotics and environmental enrichment
Replacement dairy calves and heifers represent the future for dairy producers. However, rearing healthy animals is not an easy task, since the first day of life calves encounter stressors and management systems that might impact their future health and survival. It is a fundamental production management need to identify and understand these critical windows of stress in the pre-weaned and weaned life in order to create strategies that benefit young animals. This thesis is focused to exploring alternatives for prevention and treatment of neonatal diarrhea and measuring changes in behavior and ...
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