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Calving injuries to the calf

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Calving injuries to the calf

Calves that experience a difficult calving (dystocia) are susceptible to higher physiological stress and reduced transfer of passive immunity. These calves are also at higher risk of sustaining an injury, or dying, during the birthing process. Those calves that experience hip-lock, forced extraction or trauma from rough or poorly timed interventions are particularly at risk.

Growth plate injury sustained at assisted calving
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