Event Title

P-23 Monitoring the Immune Status of Calves at the Agriculture Education Center

Location

Buller Hall 250

Start Date

3-11-2022 1:30 PM

End Date

3-11-2022 3:30 PM

Department

Agriculture

Description

Each year at the Andrews University Agriculture Education Center calves are born to the resident cows and five to seven calves are purchased to be raised by the students in the agriculture program. In each of the previous two years that calves have been raised, morbidities have been observed. To try and prevent any calves from dying and reduce the morbidities, the research project was designed to monitor the calves’ immune status. By doing weekly blood draws, the total serum protein levels can be determined and used as a standard for their health. Body temperature, food and water intake, and activity levels will also be used as health indicators.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Katherine Koudele, Agriculture

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P-23 Monitoring the Immune Status of Calves at the Agriculture Education Center

Buller Hall 250

Each year at the Andrews University Agriculture Education Center calves are born to the resident cows and five to seven calves are purchased to be raised by the students in the agriculture program. In each of the previous two years that calves have been raised, morbidities have been observed. To try and prevent any calves from dying and reduce the morbidities, the research project was designed to monitor the calves’ immune status. By doing weekly blood draws, the total serum protein levels can be determined and used as a standard for their health. Body temperature, food and water intake, and activity levels will also be used as health indicators.