By Dr. Dave Renaud & Dr. Reny Lothrop

As a dairy farmer, I declare that I will take care of calves to the best of my ability no matter their sex.

I will continue to improve my knowledge and skills in order to advance the calves health and welfare.

I will provide the calf with an adequate volume of quality colostrum in a timely manner and ensure that the calves are housed in a dry, comfortable and warm environment with adequate airflow.

I will provide the calf with sufficient amount of calories per day.

I will strive to prevent disease and if the calf does contract disease, will provide with immediate care to relieve suffering and attempt to return the calf to healthy condition.

As a dairy farmer, I will watch closely as the due date approaches; intervene if necessary and if the procedure is difficult, provide the calf with pain management.

 

 

 

Holstein dairy calf in barn on Canadian farm