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Winter Calving
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:45 AM CST

While an indoor calving facility may sound ideal during those cold winter months, it can be a spot for the buildup of any number of disease pathogens.

"If you get a nasty bug in your calving barn, you are in a world of hurt," says Bethany Funnell, veterinarian with the University of Minnesota's North Central Research and Outreach Center. "At the first of the season, the calves usually do OK; but as the pathogens build up, the calves, later on, can potentially get diseases."

Funnell speaks from experience. During her first calving season ...

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