The Rearing Of Dairy Calves

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1956/1957
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Smith,R. A.
Long,R. P.
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Calf mortality is a serious cause of loss affecting the agricultural economy of many countries. A recent survey in Great Britain found the overall mortality of heifer calves up to six months of age to be 8.3 per cent (I].Earlier workers in Britain recorded a higher figure and reported that every seventh pregnancy failed to produce a calf surviving after the first few months. From New Zealand. America and India come figures of from 7 percent to 25 per cent losses. In the settled areas of Kenya the rate of mortality is considered to be approximately 15 per cent of the calves born alive. This loss would be considerably higher if based on the result of recorded pregnancies
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 22 (No 3), p. 3-13
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