Cattle (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock (PB7949)

Section 2 - Calf rearing


Sick and injured calves

In addition to the provisions laid down in Schedule 1, paragraph 5 of the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000 No. 1870), Schedule 4 paragraph 5 states that:-

- where necessary sick or injured calves shall be isolated in suitable accommodation with dry comfortable bedding.

102. You should isolate and treat calves if, for example, they have diarrhoea or pneumonia. Monitoring their temperature is a useful means of assessing their response to treatment. If the calves do not respond to treatment promptly or properly or these illnesses return, you need to get advice from a veterinary surgeon.
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