This book deals with the basic principles of husbandry, feeding, housing, health, behaviour, economics and welfare. It explains relevant aspects of calf function and evaluates conventional and novel husbandry systems in terms of their effects on animal performance, health and welfare.
1. Normal development 2. Nutrition and digestion 3. Feeding systems from birth to weaning 4. Environmental needs 5. Housing design, ventilation and disinfection 6. Common diseases and their recognition 7. The development of behaviour 8. Production systems and economics 9. Stockmanship and calf welfare