With appropriate use of oral electrolytes milk or milk replacer feeding should be reinstituted within 12 24 hr after the onset of diarrhea electrolyte solutions can be fed along with milk or milk replacer supporting the calf with adequate nutrition speeds restoration of the gut epithelium and generally improves calf health and immunity. This is the first in a three part review series on calf health from birth to weaning focusing on preventive measures the review considers both pre and periparturient management factors influencing calf health colostrum management in beef and dairy calves and further nutrition and weaning in dairy calves. Management health and nutritional considerations for weaning calves and potentially making you more money august 2015 management health and nutritional considerations for weaning calves and potentially making you more money august 2015 nutrition is a key element in the weight gain and immune response of weaned calves milk is . Calf health growth and productivity rely heavily on nutrition and management practices every heifer calf born on a dairy farm represents an opportunity to maintain or increase herd size to improve the herd genetically or to improve economic returns to the farm. Nutritional requirements of beef cattle by w mark hilton dvm dabvp veterinary clinical sciences school of veterinary medicine purdue university except for preruminant calves beef cattle can meet their maintenance energy requirements from roughages of reasonably good quality green leafy fine stemmed free of mold and weeds
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