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[Perinatal mortality and the birth of weak calves].

Authors
  • De Kruif, A
  • Benedictus, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tijdschrift voor diergeneeskunde
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1993
Volume
118
Issue
21
Pages
684–688
Identifiers
PMID: 8256249
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In this review article the problem of perinatal mortality and the birth of weak calves is discussed. Two main causes can be distinguished: hypoxia and infections. It is emphasized that for a correct diagnosis a combination of a comprehensive anamnesis, a thorough examination of the calf and a laboratory investigation is necessary. Treatment of weak calves is in many cases disappointing. Preventive measures as an excellent management of periparturient cows are important.

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