Joints, ears, and navels!
Infectious diseases of the joints, ears, and umbilicus are common diseases of the calf. Many different infectious agents can play a role in disease at these different anatomic sites. Combinations of these diseases often present in the same population of calves, and the problem can often be traced back to inappropriate colostrum management practices. This review provides an overview of septic arthritis, otitis, and navel ill in calves as well as a brief discussion on colostrum management practices.