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Evaluating calf health recording and incidence of respiratory disease and diarrhea on Ontario dairy farms using producer recorded data

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dc.contributor.advisor Baes, Christine
dc.contributor.author Hyland, Emma
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-12T20:30:24Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-12T20:30:24Z
dc.date.copyright 2022
dc.date.created 2021-12-20
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10214/26675
dc.description.abstract Research into the genetic aspects of calf health traits is an emerging field for the dairy industry. Calf respiratory illness and diarrhea remain the two highest causes of calf morbidity and mortality in Canada and worldwide. Previous research has shown there are long term effects to an animal as a result of calfhood morbidity. The goal of the research described in this thesis was to understand the quantity and quality of calf health information available, specifically respiratory illness and diarrhea, that could be used in future genetic research. The results indicate that there are low levels of accessible calf health information in comparison to cow health information, and inconsistencies in how information was recorded between farms. This work substantiates previous concerns that there is little standardization in how calf diseases are being recorded on farms. Modified use of current recording methods may improve the amount of calf data accessible. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en
dc.subject Calf en_US
dc.subject Dairy en_US
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.subject Management en_US
dc.title Evaluating calf health recording and incidence of respiratory disease and diarrhea on Ontario dairy farms using producer recorded data en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Animal and Poultry Science en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Animal Biosciences en_US
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dc.degree.grantor University of Guelph en


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