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THIS letter is intended to alert vets, farmers and manufacturers to the legal requirements for feeding young calves artificially in the UK. It has been triggered by the disproportionate number of calves recently diagnosed at AHVLA regional laboratories with abomasal disorders (abomasitis and/or bloat) that appear to have been fed artificial milk once daily only.
At present there are several artificial milk powders for sale in the UK that are marketed as being suitable for ‘once a day’ feeding from a few days of age (essentially after sufficient colostrum has been taken in the first day). This practice continues to be promoted by artificial milk powder suppliers and in the farming …
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