- Stress/Weaning

Beating Stress Through Nutrition

In an ongoing series of studies, researchers at Texas A&M and West Texas A&M have presented a convincing case that shipping and receiving stress cause calves to lose the “antioxidant” vitamins E and A. Antioxidants have also been shown to be important components of a healthy immune system in human medicine.

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Manage to reduce weaning stress

Research suggests some non-traditional approaches can help reduce weaning stress. Studies at University of California at Davis compared weaning seven-month old calves by one of five methods:

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Boosting the Immune System to Fight Stress

Research continues to draw the connection between mineral status and immune-system response to keep feeder calves healthy and growing. Now, three recent trials on over 1,000 calves demonstrate that connection in the field.

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