The effect of pre, pro and symbiotic supplementation in milk to preweaned holstein heifers on body weight gain and health outcomes

  • P. Lucey Veterinary Medicine Research and Teaching Center, University of California Davis, Tulare, CA 93274
  • I. Lean Scibus, Camdem NSW, Australia
  • H. Golder Scibus, Camdem NSW, Australia
  • S. Aly Veterinary Medicine Research and Teaching Center, University of California Davis, Tulare, CA 93274
  • H. Rossow Veterinary Medicine Research and Teaching Center, University of California Davis, Tulare, CA 93274
Keywords: supplementation, average daily weight gain, diarrhea, pathogens, pneumonia, Cryptosporidium, Prebiotic, Probiotic, symbiotic

Abstract

The objective of this clinical trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of pro, pre and symbiotic supplementation on average daily weight gain (ADG), diarrhea length, age at incidence of diarrhea, shedding of Cryptosporidium oocysts, enteric pathogens, and the odds of pneumonia in pre-weaned dairy heifer calves on a commercial dairy

Published
2020-09-24
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Research Summaries