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Industry News: Transition Milk Boosts Calves’ Digestive Development

Newborn dairy calves don’t grow much in the first week of life, and University of Guelph researcher Michael Steele thinks he might know one reason why. A study found that transition milk may improve the digestive health of dairy calves, whereas an immediate transition from colostrum to whole milk had greatly depressed length of intestinal villi, compared to the transition-milk and colostrum groups.