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Research, Education and Outreach to Improve Dairy Calf Health and Welfare


A multi-year project supported by the USDA Integrated Food Safety Program and industry-related collaborators focused on research and educational programs to implement prudent use of antimicrobials in pre-weaned dairy heifer and bull calves.  This project focused on: 1) research describing the dynamics of antimicrobial resistance on large calf-raising operations, 2) testing strategies and alternatives to antimicrobial use, and 3) developing multi-audience outreach programs.  The combines efforts of this integrated research and Extension program is what we call…CalfScience.

To navigate throughout this project’s site, please use the Project Pages section to the right.

This project was funded by USDA-CSREES-NIFSI 2004-51110-02184.