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Cattle Welfare
Legal position on ‘once a day’ feeding of artificial milk to calves
  1. Guda van der Burgt1 and
  2. Sophia Hepple2
  1. 1AHVLA – Luddington, Luddington, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 9SJ
  2. 2Animal Welfare Team, Defra, Area 5D, Nobel House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR

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FOLLOWING a number of inquiries regarding our previous letter on ‘once a day’ feeding of liquid feed to calves (VR, February 2, 2013, vol 172, p 135), we thought it would be helpful to provide further clarification on the legal position and what this means in practice.

Our previous letter was triggered by a number of calves recently diagnosed at the AHVLA with abomasal disorders (abomasitis and/or bloat), which could be associated with …

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