Although the list of diseases that can be transmitted through mating or semen is large, in this article only highlights important and commonly encountered diseases.
An Indian tradition followed by farmers where calves are allowed to suckle while milking Indian breeds of cows. Research has proved that this practice has sound scientific basis.
Cows and bullocks are social animals and are most comfortable when they move and socialize with herd mates.
In some cases to decide genetic potential of any heifer or a bull, knowing with certainty the paternity side of a calf is critical. This is especially true in India where many a times, along with artificial insemination, the cow is also served with a bull. A simple test is now available to test this....
Determination of age of calf is important for effective sale / purchase and cost decisions. It is quite easy to determine age in calves by examining teeth. At birth, a cow calf will have 20 temporary ‘milk’ or deciduous teeth, and as the animal grows these are replaced by permanent teeth.