Neonatal care of high-risk cloned and transgenic calves

Marie Eve Fecteau, Jonathan E. Palmer, Pamela A. Wilkins

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Postnatal losses encountered in cloned calves are extensive. Because of their high value and their apparent tendency to develop certain conditions at a higher frequency than normal calves, cloned calves are managed differently from other calves. Problems most commonly reported include respiratory failure, pulmonary hypertension, increased birth weight, enlarged umbilical vessels, musculoskeletal abnormalities, various congenital defects, and abnormal immune function. Careful monitoring and aggressive treatment of the calves immediately after birth is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-653
Number of pages17
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Food Animal Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals


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