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Navel ill is making us ill......

You probably thought like we did, oh the cows should do great with calving this year since there was no drought this summer...…well....so far the cows are doing pretty good, but there are some problems with all of this rain and heat! With the increased heat the cows are lying under shade trees all day and the baby calves with their little newborn cords hanging down are lying in the mud and moisture with the mothers. Even if these calves get good quality colostrum there is a substantial bacterial load introduced into these young calves. When bacteria enter the calf's umbilical area they sometimes just develop a swelling and localized infection, this is called "navel ill". Occasionally, the

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