Prevalence of respiratory pathogens and diseases in dairy heifers at two different moments in their preweaning period

  • José Denis-Robichaud Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
  • Marie-Ève Tremblay Cléroux Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, St-Hyacinthe, QC, J2S 2M2, Canada
  • Sébastien Buczinski Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, St-Hyacinthe, QC, J2S 2M2, Canada
  • Marie-Lou Gauthier Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec, St-Hyacinthe, QC, J2S 2M2, Canada
  • Jocelyn Dubuc Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, St-Hyacinthe, QC, J2S 2M2, Canada
  • David Francoz Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, St-Hyacinthe, QC, J2S 2M2, Canada
Keywords: dairy heifers, respiratory pathogens, preweaning

Abstract

The health of pre-weaned dairy heifers is crucial for the future of a herd. Understanding the dynamic of diseases and pathogens affecting heifers can help farmers and veterinarians to choose management and prevention practices. The objective of this study was to quantify and compare the prevalence of respiratory pathogens and diseases at two moments during their preweaning period.

Published
2021-10-09
Section
Research Summaries