Tube feeding a calf

Published 23 February 15

tube feeding a calf

Proper care of newborn calves is critical for their long term health and survival. If a calf is unable to suckle a bottle, or consume the full amount of colostrum, then a stomach tube should be used. This is a skilled technique which requires training to ensure the correct placement of the tube.

This handy two sided factsheet details how to perform the task safely for both calf and operator.

AHDB Dairy have produced a number of short films, which sit alongside these factsheets, looking at the topic of calf management - the one relating to tube feeding can be found via this link.