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<br /> Vol. 30, No. 2, Spring 2013<br /> Improving Dairy Calf Health<br /> Ateam of veterinarians from the school in collaboration with other<br /> scientists have undertaken a project dedicated to improving the preven-<br /> tion, diagnosis and treatment of bovine respiratory disease in dairy calves.<br /> The group was awarded $600,000 by the UC Division of Agricultural and<br /> Natural Resources in fall 2012 to conduct the project, “Risk assessment,<br /> welfare analysis, and Extension education for dairy calf respiratory disease<br /> management in California.”<br /> Bovine respiratory disease, including pneumonia, is the leading natural<br /> cause of death in U.S. beef and dairy calves. It causes losses of more than<br /> one million animals and $700 million every year.<br /> Principal Investigator Sharif Aly, a faculty member based at the Veteri-<br /> nary Medicine Teaching and Research Center in Tulare, stated, “Control<br /> and prevention<a title="VM_News_30_2 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/71c91166?page=1"> Vol. 30, No. 2, Spring 2013 Improving Dairy Ca</a> <a title="VM_News_30_2 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/71c91166?page=2"> Raccoon Brain Tumors Linked to Novel Virus </a> <a title="VM_News_30_2 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/71c91166?page=3"> Strategic Planning Update Ongoing strategic plan</a> <a title="VM_News_30_2 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/71c91166?page=4"> Image-Guided Therapies: Improving Outcomes and Re</a> <a title="VM_News_30_2 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/71c91166?page=5"> VMTH Hosts House Officer Day Twenty-eight resear</a> <a title="VM_News_30_2 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/71c91166?page=6"> Veterinarian Gives Back As a young child, Mirand</a> <a title="VM_News_30_2 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/71c91166?page=7"> Devotion to Animals Inspires Generous Gift Abequ</a> <a title="VM_News_30_2 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/71c91166?page=8"> www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu (VMDN) School of Veterinar</a>