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    Diarrhoea Virus

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    This is done by skinning the dead calf and putting the skin over the new calf so it smells like the deceased calf, allowing it to be accepted by its new mother. The cow and calf are separated from the other cows to a paddock where they are not rotated as often to minimise stress and allow for frequent supervision. The calf is regularly injected with antibiotics and the skin is left on it for several days until it is determined that its new mother has accepted the calf and is capable of rearing it. This procedure aids both the calves of the multiple bearing cow and the mother of the dead calf as the multiple bearing cow may devote more resources to one calf and the second mother is allowed the opportunity to rear a calf, though this cow will be a future cull cow. Shearing is carried out in February and August, whilst crutching occurs more regularly to prevent flystrike. During shearing, stock are mustered and drafted into pens, where they may then be sheared. It is believed that shearing pregnant ewes prior to lambing reduces complications. Shearing results in approximately 4kg of wool being yielded per unit of stock…

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    Hilltop Farm Short Story

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    Ben had named her Beauty because she was a perfect example of what a Holstein should look like with black and white patterns on her body, straight back bone and an ample udder. She had been restless all day so Ben put her in a clean stall by herself and was keeping an eye on her. They could even see the calf was being active by the bumps that would push out her sides once and awhile. Beauty would lie down and then get back up, move someplace else and do the same thing all over again, she just…

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    Postpartum Cows

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    lactating). Social organization of herd dominant and subordinate animals have been observed as a major factor effecting several aspects of animal production such as feed intake, feeding behavior (Gibbons et al., 2009), grazing activity (Mosley, 1999), weight gain, milk yield, expression of estrus (Hurnick et al., 1975) and individual bull performance (Carpenter et al., 1990). Although there is limited information availability on the magnitude by which social organization as a stressor effects…

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    leaves , flower buds, grass, ferns, fruit , mushrooms and fungi. But they also love eating berries and many other different kinds of plants. They also eat up to 100 different kinds of plants. But they also eat reddish clay that provides essential salts and small minerals to its daily based diet. Since they are only plant eaters you would call them herbivores. They also can eat toxins that are harmful to humans but it's good for them. That's what kinds of food they eat. Reproduction of the…

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    Got Milk Case Study

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    Robot milkers provide a supplement of nutrients needed for top milk production instead of feeding that on the bunk. This allows cows of higher milk production to receive more supplement and cows that do not produce as much to receive less compared to it being fed on the bunk with the silage where all cows receive the same amount regardless of production. This keeps feed bills down on farms with robots because all other feedstuffs can be grown by the farmer, but supplement must be purchased.…

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    Elephant Matriarchs

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    a strong group mentality, there is a possibility for sibling relationships with the calves having the ability to interact with immediate family which differentiates their species. Consequently, in the prior mentioned study, “Caretaking of infants by animals other than the mother among elephants appeared to be positive, affectionate and helpful of the calf in contrast to that of some species of primates. (Silk 1980). Calves encountered stressful and potentially dangerous situations relatively…

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    The early life of the animal is observed as the most stressful from undergoing, tagging, branding and weaning. After these three life stages are done the life is very simple for the animals. Weaning is the action of cutting the calf from the cow or heifer, in order to separate for organizational purposes. Wrong practices in weaning can cause high stress levels in calves from tearing down fence to lack of performance and feed intake. Practices such as fence line weaning and feed block weaning…

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    DAIRY COWS There are 60,000 dairy farms in the United States alone -- California being the number one producer. Every cow produces 360,000 glasses of milk in their lifetime to be consumed by the American population (Dairy Facts). Just like all mammals, the only time a cow will produce milk is if it has a calf. To get a cow pregnant, they will artificially inseminate them. To do this, they collect semen from the bulls and then put the cows in what the industry calls a “rape rack”; which is a…

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    As it is seen in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, the darkness that the old man and the older waiter feel can be expressed as an evilness that surrounds them. The darkness in the old man has led him to almost committing suicide. The older waiter however senses the darkness in the bar that he is in which is why he prefers the clean cafe as he has tried to explain to the young waiter on how the old man felt. In Isolation, that evilness is the mutated calf that is trying to cause harm to the people…

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    Calf Cramps

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    Calf cramps are also called nights cramps or Charley Horses. They signify agonizing spasms that typically appear in the leg muscles. Lower leg cramps can awaken you in the center of the night nonetheless they can also take place in daytime during activities such as working and cycling. Generally, night lower leg cramps are safe and can be relieved or even avoided with some simple stretches or other self-care steps. However, if they commence to occur and cause severe discomfort regularly, you…

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