Calf Quarantining

Unfortunately, some calves are lost at birth. In these situations, producers sometimes consider purchasing a calf to graft onto the cow for her to raise. When a calf is purchased from a dairy, an auction market, or another outside source it is easy to introduce new pathogens to the rest of the herd that can cause calf scours or other health issues that can lead to reduced performance or death. Whenever bringing in calves to graft to cows or any new animals it is critical to quarantine the new animals. Quarantining is especially important during the calving season.